Vinous – 92
The 2017 Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru has a riper, slightly more candied bouquet than its peers, though it does not quite articulate the same terroir expression. The palate is well balanced with supple tannins, fleshy and quite caressing, though it is missing some density and breeding toward the finish. A little outclassed in this peer-group flight. I would like to reevaluate this because it showed so much better in barrel. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2017 tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2045
Jasper Morris – 90
Full mid purple, succulent nose but also with a touch of caramel. Rather heavy and a slightly dry finish. Green apple acidity. Some intensity but on the cumbersome side today. Tasted from barrel this was a beautiful wine, so today’s performance mnay be an aberration.
Burghound – 92
This is markedly floral in character with its notes of lavender, lilac and violet that add elegance to the relatively high-toned, airy and cool nose that is comprised of the essence of red berries, spice and forest floor trimmed in slightly more discreet oak influence. The super-sleek, intense and beautifully delineated flavors are almost aggressively mineral-driven with a youthfully austere, serious and sneaky long finish that is also firmly structured. This too is going to require at least some patience and should ultimately repay 12 to 15 years of it.