The 2012 Corton Clos du Roi of Louis Latour comes from an exceptional appellation. Indeed, the king of France used to fill its cellars with the Corton wines; this is why this plot was called Clos du Roi. The 2012 Clos du Roi of Louis Latour was made from a Pinot Noir vineyard which is east orientated on the hill of Corton and traditionally maintained. The grapes are rich and fully ripe, and resulted in a beautiful ruby-red coloured wine. The 2012 Corton Clos du Roi carries a good aromatic complexity that combines elegance and subtle notes of wild strawberry. The palate is balanced with melted tannins and reveals a wine with a good ageing potential.
Parker : 87 / 100
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Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Corton Grand Cru Clos du Roi from Louis Latour has a tightly wound bouquet of cranberry and raspberry fruit, just a touch of dried orange peel, the oak nicely integrated but needing time to get into full swing. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit tinged with soy, spicy in the mouth and perhaps just missing some elegance towards the finish. It is a broad-shouldered Corton that may improve with a couple of years in bottle.