Louis Latour Beaune Vignes Franches 2018
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune|
The lush black cherry and blackberry fruit is like cashmere draped over a firm, yet refined structure. The harmony makes it tempting to drink now, yet this should age well. Shows excellent spicy length. Best from 2023 through 2038. 860 cases made, 250 cases imported.
A ripe, juicy red with berries and light walnut and hazelnut undertones. Blue fruit, too. Medium to full body. Flavorful finish with chocolate and mushroom undertones to the fruit.
The nose of this wine opens with notes of red cherry, crushed blackberry and a fragrant hint of vanilla. Although the palate is ripe and rounded, the freshness of the fruit is undoubted. Aromas are enriched by the gentle hint of vanilla that almost has a floral edge. Fine tannins still brush gently but will become supple with time.
The 2018 Beaune 1er Cru Les Vignes Franches is showing nicely, bursting with aromas of berries, cassis, plums and dark chocolate, framed by toasty new oak. Medium-bodied, fleshy and gourmand, with an ample core of fruit and melting tannins, it's lively and seamless.