White

1992 Louis Latour Montrachet

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Montrachet Grand Cru

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4 Comments

  • fclarity commented:

    6/6/13, 9:10 AM - Al,

    Love your notes. How long was this wine open before it was consumed?

  • Burgundy Al commented:

    6/6/13, 9:19 AM - fclarity, I don't remember exactly but I know I had complete control over that decision and would typically open this only 30-45 minutes before serving.

  • fclarity commented:

    6/6/13, 9:39 AM - Thanks for your response. Over the years I have found that that it is usually best to give a high quality white like this, where the bottle has been well stored, 3+ hours of decanter time. And that is before I start serving which can last another hour or two. I taste the wine every hour to see how it is progressing. I will pump the air out of it if I think it is time to stop the aeration.

    This is sometimes surprising to other tasters and me (at first). But the reality is that well stored white Burg's can last a very long time. You can be pretty much guaranteed they need this kind of air time if they are light colored and notably less if they are getting that deep gold color.

    Just my opinion. I would love to hear your thoughts!

  • Burgundy Al commented:

    6/7/13, 3:54 PM - fclairty,

    It depends. I would generally agree with your approach if this was a wine I was going to drink over the course of an evening. Although I would probably just give it 30-60 minutes at first so I can see how it unfolds and evolves through the evening. In this case, the wine was served at a dinner for ten people in a flight of several wines, with approx 6 or 7 other flights that night, so the wine jut gets its 30 minute window!

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