2020 Domaine Louis Latour Romanee-Saint-Vivant Les Quatre Journaux Grand Cru
Founded in 1797 Maison Louis Latour has survived the ages, and has always made it a point of honour to remain family owned. It is now run by the seventh Louis Latour who represents the 11th generation of the founding family, who like each generation before him, has worked hard to preserve the company’s unique heritage whilst ensuring the future with an ambitious and visionary spirit. The Latour family Domaine has been built up over the years and today covers 50 hectares of exceptional vineyards.
An enormously dense and refined wine that expresses all that great red Burgundy is about. Gigantic concentration, but stunning balance that really blows your mind. Spectacular finish that leaves you wondering what to do next. Drinkable now, but best from 2024.
Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com
Moderate wood and menthol influences set off wonderfully spicy aromas of slightly exotic herbal tea, dark pinot fruit and a whiff of sandalwood. There is excellent intensity to the rich and delicious middle weight flavors that possess a wonderfully refined mouthfeel that carries over to the firm, dusty and balanced finale. This too will need to add depth with time in bottle but overall, it appears slightly more promising than the Chambertin. Drink from 2032+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound