Burghound – 92-94
This too is sufficiently reduced as to render the nose impossible to assess. Otherwise there is a significant difference in mouthfeel to the more tension-filled and delineation if less rich medium weight plus flavors that are also much more mineral-driven on the super-saline finish that is equally persistent if much more youthfully austere. While this is qualitatively similar to the Chapelle but it couldn’t be more different intrinsically. Textbook Latricières. (Drink starting 2033)
Vinous – 92-94
(30 hectoliters per hectare): Good dark red. Much more sauvage on the nose than the Chapelle-Chambertin, showing a more brambly dark fruit character along with notes of licorice and leather. Then plush and gamey in the middle palate, with plum and currant fruit flavors enlivened by violet and mineral notes and given surprising definition by firm acidity. Firm and upright but not austere, with its solid tannins nicely supported by sweet purple fruits.
John Gilman – 95
Though the Latricières was frosted in 2016, this wine was showing more precision and nuance at the present time in the Trapet cellars than the very good Chapelle-Chambertin. The bouquet here is outstanding, wafting from the glass in a complex blend of cassis, sweet dark berries, bitter chocolate, gamebird, dark soil tones, woodsmoke and a discreet base of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and very refined in profile, with a sappy core of black fruit, lovely backend mineral drive, ripe, suave tannins and a long, tangy and complex finish. Fine, fine juice.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2075