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2009 Latour Henri, Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de BeauneDec. 2010
A good core of fairly deep red fruit aromas – eventually a clear raspberry note. There is a mirrored core of red fruit on the palate too that is coupled to excellent acidity and just a hint of tannic background. Fresh and tasty.
2008 Latour Henri, Auxey-DuressesDec. 2010
Again, ripe yellow-fruit notes. The sweet/sour of the St.Romain is on a higher level here – yet with balance. This really does show a lovely mouth-watering mid-palate and finish.
2009 Latour Henri, Meursault VireulsDec. 2010
The nose is less exub erant than the Auxey; but shows detailed fruit aromas. Silky texture with understated acidity. Good mid-palate concentration and eventually length. The fruit is sweet but not too sweet – nice finish and very good value from the domaine.
2009 Latour Henri, Auxey-Duresses Vieilles VignesDec. 2010
In bottle for 2 months. Beautiful red fruits jump from the glass before a deeper, darker core starts to exert itself. There’s a little fat and good structure. The flavour ahs a slight spice to it, and grows nicely in the mid-palate.
2009 Latour Henri, Auxey-Duresses La ChapelleDec. 2010
25 yo vines. Concentrated aromas of deep red fruit. Full and wide with plenty of structure and very good acidity. Nice ripe flavours that decay only slowly.
2007 Latour Henri, Auxey-Duresses Les Grands ChampsDec. 2010
Average 40 yo vines. Herbs and a more diffuse red fruit – perhaps because there’s a little minerality too. Nicely fresh – the acidity helping to push the intensity. Long finishing on a good mineral note.
2008 Latour Henri, Auxey-Duresses Les Grands ChampsDec. 2010
Initially tigher at the core – slightly darker red fruit aromas – it took a while, but the last drops smell lovely; that 2008 precision engineering. Fine width and very good acidity yet with sufficient padding. The flavour grows well in the mid-palate.
2003 Latour Henri, Auxey-Duresses Les Grands ChampsDec. 2010
The nose shows hints of leaves against a core of fruit. Lots of sweetness here, decent width too. There is plenty of tannin too that needs the sweetness of the fruit to buffer a little astringency. Clearly a child of the vintage, but there is balance enough to drink and even enjoy today.
2009 Latour Henri, Saint-RomainDec. 2010
Plenty of punch to the sherbet-like nose. Clean, pretty and lots of flavour too. Very good value.
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