The 2019 vintage is a difficult one for Jean-Pierre Latour with yields only half of what they were in each of 2017 and 2018 but he is very pleased with the results.
He describes 2019 as more serious, more structured than 2018. The 2019s show incredible energy and freshness together with the fine concentration, particularly notable in the Premiers Crus, which suffered greater crop loss due to the slightly earlier timing of their flowering. The wines really communicate their individual terroir and show no heat. Jean-Pierre’s care and understanding of each individual vineyard continues to shine through in his descriptions and explanations: the purity and restrained minerality of Narvaux; the floral notes and subtle persistence of his Bouchères; the open, fuller nature of Charmes; the complexity, elegance and energy of Genevrieres – in both his cuvées; the minerality and poise of the Puligny Champs Canet.
The wines always seem to show such healthy fruit, good ripeness, silky, flowing mid-palates and vibrant citrus and mineral energy on the finishes. And they continue to represent such astonishing value.