Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru 2008, Louis Remy

I'm not sufficiently well-versed in all the Gevrey grands crus to know what makes the Latricières different. The vineyard is on the southern end of the Gevrey appellation and sits between Le Chambertin and a Morey 1er cru vineyard. So one expects better drainage, a more robust structure and a finer quality to the likes of a Mazoyères which is further down the hill. Bizarrely this Latricières gives off a fireplace aroma (possibly heavily toasted barrels) and roast game. Nevertheless it is fresh, fruity and long on the palate Interesting, certainly. Requires more time to settle down; and I am none the wiser about Latricières. Tasted courtesy of the Justerini & Brooks annual Burgundy tasting. Photo taken by Richard Chan shows licorice root and gingerbread served at the excellent Chez Guy restaurant in Gevrey.


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