Louis Latour Meursault Goutte d’Or 1er Cru 2013 | I always love Goutte d’Or – James Suckling
Louis Latour Meursault Goutte d’Or 1er Cru 2013 exudes a vivid lemon color, flecked with gold. Seductive aromas of honeysuckle and almonds, smoky and vibrant. In addition, broad and generous on the attack yet tightly wound, richly textured and layered. With piercing ripe apple and baked citrus flavors. Hence, a terrifically vibrant and sturdy finish goes on forever.
I always love Goutte d’Or. This Louis Latour Meursault Goutte d’Or 1er Cru 2013 shows so much dried fruit with lemon and apple character. Hints of mineral and salt too. Full body, intense minerality. Drink now.
Rich and full in the mouth, this Louis Latour Meursault Goutte d’Or 1er Cru 2013 has a ripe, yellow fruit and honeyed character. This contrasts with the fragrant acidity and the steely edge that cuts the ripeness. It’s a wine that demands aging, so drink from 2018.
Côte de Beaune and Meursault | The vineyard preferred by Thomas Jefferson
Situated just south of Volnay and Pommard in the Côte de Beaune. Meursault is the most extensive southerly white wine commune of the Côte-d’Or. Meursault « Goutte d’Or » is the first Premier Cru found when leaving the village in the direction of Puligny-Montrachet. The parcel of vines was given this name (‘drop of gold’) because of the quantity of flint in the soil. Because these flints have both the shape and color of ‘drops of gold’. Hence, entirely like the drops of wine which this land produces! Therefore, the wine itself is all one would expect it to be with a powerful nose and rich palate.
“Most people think ‘Goutte d’Or” takes its name from the brilliant color it becomes as it ages. Winemaker Jean-Charles Thomas says about the wine. “Rather, it’s the flint in the soil that shows both the shape and color of the ‘drops of gold.’” Thomas can then move on to a fact that rarely fails to turn heads: “Thomas Jefferson considered this the best vineyard of Meursault.”
Meursault Goutte d’Or. | Liquid Gold
Simply put, the Louis Latour Meursault Goutte d’Or 1er Cru 2013 is liquid gold. Culled from the 13-acre Les Gouttes d’Or Premier Cru site in Meursault. Most of all, from pristine grapes planted in the famous chalky soils flecked with ancient limestone deposits. As result, a tightly wound and richly textured Chardonnay from the Côte d’Or.
Two centuries later, practically nothing in the world is the same as in Jefferson’s day. But the chalky, limestone-flecked soil of Les Gouttes d’Or? That hasn’t changed. The way the rising sun hits the vineyard and warms the vines? The same. Jean-Charles’s statement summed up centuries of Burgundian continuity: Tweaks in vineyard management aside, the grapes that go into Louis Latour’s “Goutte d’Or” are the same grapes that went into Jefferson’s Meursault.
The resulting wine is both ripe and fresh. Vibrant, and with a rich hue that makes the misconception about the name perfectly understandable. This is liquid gold, from vineyard to glass.