B-21 Top Recommendation
For the past year I've been reporting – quite favorably – on my tastings of the top 2014 white Burgundies from every corner of the Côte. Including Chablis, these have been the most enjoyable examples of high caliber Chardonnays to hit the market since 2010. These are some of the freshest, most mineral-driven, well-balanced whites to come out of Burgundy, and they offer Chardonnay lovers a very special opportunity – a chance to actually drink these wines (no need to wait decades for them to unwind). The Grand Crus offer tremendous density without undue alcohol; rare these days. And when you're dealing with the very best estates, even the basic wines offer transparency and classic structures, making them irresistible. One such estate – where seemingly every bottling is hitting on all cylinders – is the historical Louis Latour. From Premier Cru Puligny and Chassagne offerings that confirm their status in these villages, to Wine Spectator Top 100 Grand Cru Corton Charlemagne – not to mention unbeatable values in the Village levels – Latour took full advantage of Mother Nature's bounty in 2014. I encourage taking advantage across the offerings here; get to know this famous house in all its glory. Louis Latour bottled captivating 2014s.