Scoring 17+ points, nearly gold, and costing about $100, with 14% alcohol, the 2013 Corton-Charlemagne from Louis Latour, a Grand Cru White Burgundy was filled with apple, mineral, and vinellia notes. The oak was far from over-powering and just added a hint of spice to the wine. The taste also picked up wet river-bed stone.

The higher than normal alcohol, will in the long run, prevent the wine from aging perfectly and the lower alcohol examples did from the 70’s and 80’s. However, its a wine that hugs your tongue and kisses your palate.


It was paired with a scallop opening course and it married extremely well. White Burgundy is the standard for all Chardonnay wines.

I had one with Dionysian Robert Bucknam recently. Savoring it twice in the same month is very special. Dionysian Dr. Michael Segarra, considers it the top white wine in the world. I tend to agree.  In Vino Veritas.