2006 Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru, from Burgundy.
The 2006 Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru of Louis Latour displays a golden colour, specific to the appellation. Strong aromas such as brioche and grilled hazelnut are revealed on the palate. The mid-palate is ample, fleshy and deep. The finish is exotic and long. The exceptional character of the Louis Latour wines is represented in this Grand Cru. This is a harmonious and pleasant 2006 Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Latour's 2006 Criot-Batard-Montrachet (from contract grapes) displays a Chenin-like emphasis on quince, along with gardenia and brown spices. A flattering creaminess and subtle oiliness of texture characterize this wine's sultry, plush palate, and its sense of enveloping richness extends to a long, soothing finish. I am sure that this will keep well for at least half a dozen years, but there does not seem to be any reason to wait.