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White Burgundy Question?

Postby Jim Grow » Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:40 am

I picked up a couple of white burgundys recently on discount and wonder if they might be closed up or just too young to fully enjoy now. They are: 2009 Louis Jadot Meursault and 2009 Louis Latour Meursault. I realize these bottles are not vineyard designated but still may merit some interest and complexity given time. Lay down or consume or either?
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Re: White Burgundy Question?

Postby Joshua Kates » Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:07 pm

Hi Jim,

Burghound says hold the Latour till '14 or longer and the Jadot until '15 or longer. Meadows always has long hold times, but I would definitely give the Jadot a couple more years, assuming, of course, that the wines were well stored.

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Re: White Burgundy Question?

Postby Dale Williams » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:46 pm

Well, to date no one has come up with a conclusive cause for PremOx, so I'd not count on that problem being solved. Jadot has had real issues, not sure about Louis Latour. But that usually pops up 6-8 years after vintage, so either probably ok to hold a couple years if they have been well-treated (always a concern if closed out).
I don't usually think village level white Burgs in ripe vintages tend to close down hard. The only reason I'd generally particularly hold is if I felt the oak needed to integrate.
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Re: White Burgundy Question?

Postby David M. Bueker » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:48 pm

I am with Dale on this. Drink up by end of 2014 to be safe.
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Re: White Burgundy Question?

Postby David Creighton » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:03 pm

this was a ripe low acid year so i would err on the side of caution. these are not great wines so freshness will not count against them. drink within the year is my thought.
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Re: White Burgundy Question?

Postby Sam Platt » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:08 pm

Jim,

I've had a couple of the '09 Latour Meursaults in the last eight months. It is a nice rich, buttery white Burg. I don't think you will gain much by cellaring it, so I would drink up in the near future. Give the wine about 15 minutes in a decanter to let the acidity mellow a bit, then pour away.
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Re: White Burgundy Question?

Postby Jim Grow » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:57 pm

Thanks all for the advice. I'll put these wines in the "near term" consumption schedule.
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