Louis Latour Corton Clos du Roi 2015Regular price $159.99
Designated a Grand Cru since 1937, this wine was already well-known in the 15th century when the King of France added Corton wines to his personal cellars. Upon the death of Charles le Téméraire, the final duke of Burgundy, this parcel of vines passed into the hands of the royal winemakers and therefore became Corton "Clos du Roi" (plot (of land) of the king). With a perfect easterly exposure on the hill of Corton, the Latour vines are worked in the traditional way. Harsh pruning permits later harvests and also insures that a good level of ripeness and richness is achieved in the grapes. This wine has fantastic ageing capacity.
The Corton "Clos du Roi" 2015 is of a beautiful garnet colour. It reveals aromas of cherry and liquorice. The mouth is ample, tanins are well-integrated, the wine displays delightful notes of cocoa, cherry and spices. The overall with a splendid length.
Corton Grand Cru "Clos du Roi" 2015 - Wine Spectator Insider - August 2017 - 95/100
"This is ripe, with black cherry, plum and spice flavors and a fleshy texture, all backed by a solid structure. The flesh buffers the tannins up front, but they win out in the end. Long and well-proportioned, with a vibrant, fresh finish that evokes tobacco. Best from 2022 through 2040." --Bruce Sanderson - USA