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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sept 7, 2010: Tasting Louis Latour Burgundies, et al...

 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.

The Wines:


**** 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 (8890 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 (8587 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 <> or Colin Pitkin at Mark Anthony.

The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 88.



Bottle Deck said...

I am curious to know which of these chardonnay you would recommand for a by the glass program?

Dean Tudor said...

No question, the Grand Ardeche!!