Sunday, July 3, 2011

Louis Latour Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Controlee

Louis Latour Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Controlee, $38.24-$44.99, 92 points, has a lovely Champagne color, and early cold aromas of tangerine, lemon zest, and lime. Very crisp and delicious cold, and as it warmed this wine became ever-so creamy and smooth, but very little in the way of Californian "buttery" Chardonnays.
There was a mineral ginger finish that lingered long and pleasant. 
Paired well with fried jumbo sea scallops. 
I think those who like Big California Chardonnay will find the elegance of this wine too light, too thin, and possibly unbalanced, but I enjoyed this wine very much, but Chablis is one of my favorite White Wines, and I think the Montrachet is a close cousin. However, the price is definitely a problem, and I think this wine will only appeal to a relative few.

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