Louis Latour Grand Ardèche Chardonnay 2018
Louis Latour's reputation for top notch white Burgundy is unsurpassed, unfortunately sometimes the prices they fetch fully reflect this. However since the 1980s they've been making excellent Chardonnay in the Burgundian style from their vineyards not too far away in the Ardèche where the climate is perfect for ripening but the real estate prices somewhat more modest.
Their Grand Ardèche Chardonnay is made in the same way as their Cöte d'Or wines being aged for around ten months in oak barrels to give that characteristic Burgundian style. On the nose fresh almond and vanilla notes mingle with crisp apple and citrus while the palate has ripe apricots and a touch of brioche richess.
90 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating