Home to some of the world's most extraordinary Chardonnay vines, including the coveted Grand Cru plantings of le Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet is the geographical middleman of white wine villages, bordered by Meursault to the north and Chassagne-Montrachet to the south.
The "Sous les Puits" parcel within Puligny-Montrachet benefits from a south-easterly exposure, being situated at the top of Blagny hill, also above the well-known "La Garenne." Its proximity to a former source of underground water and old well gives the site its name, hence "Sous le Puits" ("Under the Well"). The high altitude, well-drained, limestone soils and Latour's 40 year-old vines within this parcel result in wines of uncanny ageability.
Touching Puligny-Montrachet at the same elevation on the Blagny Hill is the Louis Latour Monopole Chateau de Blagny Meursault-Blagny, a 1er Cru (as are all Meursault-Blagny). From vines exceeding 30 years on similar soils and in Puligny fashion. Great intensity and length.
Love the concentration here, old vine feel, super expressive and well-balanced through and through. Year in, year out, one of my favorite Louis Latour whites. Exceptional length.
94 points, Bob Sprentall, B-21 Proprietor (Sep 2018)
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