GEM IN A GARBAGE BIN
Served my friend a glass and his reaction was, it’s a premier cru. He wasn’t wrong, even though I clarified this as a Grand Cru level. Rightfully so, as Louis Latour Monctrachet tasted like a premier cru, perhaps slightly better, but not very impressive on the palate. Nose was great, smoky, buttery thereafter. Palate was a bit short of expectation even though the Monctrachet character was obvious; fat, lush and oily, but not overly layered, a tad too simple for a Monctrachet.