Monday, October 31, 2011

Maison Louis Latour Domaine de Valmoissine 2009 Pinot Noir

Maison Louis Latour Domaine de Valmoissine 2009 Pinot Noir, $12.99-$14.99, 88 points, was a good choice to warm-up with on this "day-after" the storm; having just begun the cleaning-up of downed trees and the shoveling of 12 inches of heavy snow which arrived a full month before it was due, was cause enough for sunshine in a bottle.
I say good choice, because this Pinot Noir is "hot" and spicy with biting acidity and a firm tannic presence, with a minutes-long spice finish, this wine warms more than just the eye with its fiery Burgundy color. The aroma is a pungent vegetative black current with hints of blackberry fruitiness. All of this is carried on waves of a medium-body, filled with tart cherry flavors.


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