About the Wine
"Grancey" was the name of the last owners of the chateau situated on the road of Corton, before the Latour family bought it in 1891. This wine, produced by Maison Louis Latour, is unique and exclusive. It is a blend of four areas of Domaine Latour Corton Grand Cru: Bressandes, Perrières, Grèves and Clos du Roi, the proportions of which vary depending on the vintage. The average age of the vines is over 40 years. After aging individually, only the best barrels are assembled to create the Château Corton Grancey. It is a wine that is produced only if the grapes are of a perfect maturity, vintages judged inferior are systematically declassified.
Winemaker tasting notes: The Château Corton Grancey 2012 is an intense ruby colour. Clean and fresh on the nose, aromas of cassis and liquorice emerge. It is an ample and powerful wine with a slightly minty aftertaste.
10-12 months aging, 35% new French oak
94 ~ Tim Atkin
From vines around the Latour winery, this is a generous and full-bodied wine. It has ripe tannins along with fragrant acidity and swathes of red-berry fruits cut with acidity. Structured and dense, it has weight and the potential for richness as it ages. Drink after 2020 ~93WE, Cellar Selection
A restrained and brooding but beautifully complex nose offers up cool red and dark berry fruit aromas that are liberally laced with pungent earth, spice and sauvage hints. On the palate there is more size, weight and concentration than in any of the prior Corton grands crus as well as notably better depth and persistence of the balanced and built to age finish. ~ 92 Allen Meadows, Burghound