Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Louis Latour Beaune Vignes Franches 1er Cru

The best burgundy buy in years!
An stunning red Burgundy at an amazing price!  $60 for a 1er Cru!
This vineyard is right next to Pommard!

2020 Louis Latour Beaune Vignes Franches 1er Cru.....$59.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $94.99
Compare to $124.99 at
Grand Cru quality here, but also fabulously concentrated amarena-cherry fruit and stunning, fine tannins, plus lively acidity that sets this all alight. So much drive and energy that you feel feeble in comparison. Enormous aging potential. Drinkable now, but best from 2024.
Rated 97/100 James Suckling

Historically the owners of this area did not have to pay tax on the land, hence the name 'Vignes Franches' (free vines). The Beaune Premier Cru "Vignes Franches" parcel, important part of Domaine Louis Latour, is found mid-slope. The clay soils are scattered with small pebbles which allows for easy drainage of water. Here we find the same opulence as in neighboring Pommard, as well as an extremely pleasant fruit-forwardness even when young. It is one of the best Premier Cru vineyards of Beaune, producing a wine that is capable of ageing to perfection for a considerable period of time.

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