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The Time and Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The Event: trade tasting of Louis Latour family of wines, repped in Canada by Mark Anthony Wine Merchants. There was both burgundy and other related areas (Chablis, Beaujolais).
The Venue: Crush Wine Bar
The Target Audience: trade and media
The Availability/Catalogue: everything is available through the LCBO or private order or consignment.
The Quote/Background: Mark Allen, Export Director for Canada, was talking to everybody about the wines. He's been with Latour since 1990.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Louis Latour Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru 2008, $103.95
-Louis Latour Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2008, $199.95
-Louis Latour Pommard 1er Cru Epenots 2008, $112.95
-Louis Latour Grand Ardeche 2008, $18.95
-Henry Fessy Moulin a Vent 2009, $23.95
-Simonnet-Febvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2008, $95.95
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Louis Latour Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Beaumonts 2008, $159.95
-Louis Latour Chambertin Cuvee Heritiers Latour 2008, $275.95
-Louis Latour Meursault 1er Cru Chateau de Blagny 2008, $79.95
-Louis Latour Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres 2008, $132.95
-Louis Latour Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 2008, $449.95
-Louis Latour Chateau Corton Grancey Grand Cru 2008, $134.95
-Henry Fessy Chenas 2009, $22.95
-Henry Fessy Morgon 2009, $21.95.
-Simonnet-Febvre Chablis Cremant de Bourgogne Rose Brut NV, $27.95
-Simonnet-Febvre Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2008, $42.95.
*** Three Stars (85 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Louis Latour Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Damodes 2008, $99.95
-Louis Latour Beaune 1er Cru Vignes Franches 2008, $79.95
-Louis Latour Ardeche 2007, $11.85 +132498 LCBO (2008 coming)
-Louis Latour Bourgogne Chardonnay 2009, $15.90, +55533 LCBO
-Louis Latour Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2008, $18.40, +69914 LCBO
-Henry Fessy Brouilly 2009, $19.95.
-Henry Fessy Chateau des Reyssiers Regnie 2009, $18.95
-Henry Fessy Saint Amour 2009, $22.95
-Simonnet-Febvre Chablis Cremant de Bourgogne Blanc NV, $24.95
-Simonnet-Febvre Chablis 2009, $27.95 (screw cap)
-Simonnet-Febvre Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu 2008, $44.95.
The Food: artisanal cheeses, with toasts, apple slices, honey combs. Great for background.
The Downside: personally, I had to leave early in order to go to the LCBO to taste 130 wines. My problem.
The Upside: a chance for tasting some fine wines at the higher end of the scale.
The Contact Person: Camille Gemmell Johnston <firstname.lastname@example.org> or Colin Pitkin at Mark Anthony.
The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 88.
I am curious to know which of these chardonnay you would recommand for a by the glass program?
No question, the Grand Ardeche!!
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