Robert Parker – 95
One of the more reserved wines in the range, the 2016 Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru unfurls in the glass with a youthfully reticent bouquet of dark wild berry fruit, licorice, coniferous forest floor, grilled meats and spices. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, with an elegantly satiny attack and a deep, immensely concentrated mid-palate that’s framed by ripe tannins and brisk acids, concluding with a long and expansive finish. This is an understated but profound Latricieres which numbers among Faiveley’s best in 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2050
Vinous – 92-95
(from very old vines; no frost here): Healthy dark red with ruby tones. Aromas of dark berries and coffee with cream on top. At once densely packed and perfumed in the mouth, with crushed raspberry and cranberry flavors lifted by violet. Spreads out horizontally on the back end, finishing with terrific class and ineffable rising perfume of spices and flowers. The tannins here are linear and firm but not hard. A very classy, scented grand cru in the making.
JancisRobinson.com – 17.5
Cask sample. Mid crimson. Delicate and peppery on the nose. Dry-textured and peppery on the palate. Both fresh and refined in texture. Elegant and long with the spice really present on the palate and finish. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2036