Vosne-Romanee is one of the most sought-after terroirs in all of Burgundy (and the world), and for good reason. The best expressions of Pinot Noir are achieved in this small village. When you realize that there is less than half a square mile of total vineyard space in this village, with the majority of it classified as either Grand Cru or Premier Cru it all starts to quickly make sense.
The 2015 vintage was about as good as it gets for Burgundy. The wine advocate awarded the vintage a whopping 98 points, nearly unheard of for the region. Top producers, especially those with older vineyards reaped the benefits of the long and hot growing season that this particularly dry vintage offered. Aubert de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, reported that in 2015, the vines were more beautiful than ever. If there was ever a vintage to stock up on village-level wines, this is it!
Louis Latour is one of the very first producers anyone ever hears about in Burgundy. Is it because the wines regularly receive great critical acclaim? Is it because the estate owns more grand cru vineyard space than anyone else in Burgundy? Or is it because the wine is just consistently good year in and year out? I would have to lean towards the latter because every bottle of Louis Latour that I have ever opened has never come up short.
Even the wines from the cold and wet vintages hold a special place in my heart, and the wines from great vintages like 2015 are some of the most special bottles I have drunk to date.
This is a perfect introduction to the quality of wine that high-end Burgundy is capable of producing. This is absolutely delicious right now and has the legs to age gracefully for another decade. This is the kind of wine that I want to drink every single day.