2014 Louis Latour Montrachet Grand Cru

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About the Wine

  • One of the most rare and finest Chardonnays in the world
  • Only 8 barrels produced
  • Consistent high scores
  • Exceptionally long-lived
  • BHW has the lowest price in the US

Le Montrachet Grand Cru covers only 8 hectares between Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. This particular area was known during the 13th century as 'Mont Rachas'.'La rache' in the Burgundian dialect is commonly known as ringworm, a skin disease that causes hair loss. This baldness gives its name to the bare and stony hillside, which grew only thorny bushes until vines were planted. The terroir of Montrachet is a notable exception because its brown soils, usually reserved for Pinot Noir, transform here the Chardonnay into one of the greatest white wines in the world. The east exposure captures sunlight later in the evening. These factors are critical to achieve optimal ripeness. Our grapes come from a parcel with an area of 0.80 hectares which extends from the top to the bottom of the slope in the central part of North Montrachet, situated on the Puligny-Montrachet side.

Winemaker tasting notesWith a nice golden colour, our Montrachet-Grand Cru 2014 reveals vanilla, brioche and white flower aromas. On the palate, power and freshness dominate, with lemon and almond paste notes. Beautiful length.

10-12 months, 100% new French oak


This beautiful, rich wine has yellow fruits and is concentrated, tightly textured and conveys a ripe character. The touches of wood are just right, adding spice to the opulent fruitiness. A mineral texture gives some tightness to the aftertaste. Drink from 2024. ~96WE

Rich, with vibrant acidity driving the lemon cake, peach and spice flavors. Harmonious and long, showing buttered pastry details and leaving a mouthwatering impression on the finish. Best from 2019 through 2032. 190 cases made. ~95 WS

~95 Burghound