(2016) There's a nice red liquorice stripe to this, with a hint of meatiness too, but yet again the house style of deep and luxurious oak character and plush fruit is there. Not quite so rich and full on the palate as the Faizeau, very dry and nicely in balance, and I like the 'quieter' quality of the oak, though admittedly it does not quite have the mouth-filling presence of the Faizeau. Not stockist and price quoted at time of review is for the 2011 vintage.
(2016) From Latour's 1er Cru vineyards in the Côte Chalonnaise, this has a pale lemon/straw colour and crisply-defined, lightly leesy aromas with dry apple fruit. Understated white Burgundy, it reveals a little nuttiness and loads of biting lemon fruit and acidity, a lick of salt too, in a nervy, delcicious but linear wine.
(2016) Adding a little stone and flint note to the Petit Chablis, a tiny herbaceous character. The palate has more focus and less sweetness/richness than the Petit, with a real lemony focus to the fruit and a dry, savoury finish with lots of grapefruit and lemon zing and freshness, a touch of saltiness.
(2013) 13%, Cork. With its medium cherry colour, a little lighter than the CdR Rosé from Guigal, this blends 50% Cinsault with 30% Syrah and 20% Grenache. It is vinous and fruity with a certain creaminess and lightly toffeed. On the palate there is abundant cherry and raspberry fruit, and a clean, dry finish of apple acidity to freshen.