The 2021 Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru, traditionally the latest Grand Cru that Faiveley picks, has quite a tertiary, classically-styled “old school” bouquet of dark berry fruit, touches of Earl Grey and forest floor. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannins, taut and fresh, a little foursquare with a peppery finish that might fool you into thinking there were some whole bunches. Lots of character and charm.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2042
A more elegant, and strikingly pure, if less spice-suffused nose speaks of essence of red cherry, discreet earth and a hint of forest floor trimmed in a whiff of wood. The delicious and vibrant middleweight flavors possess even better delineation and more obvious minerality on the youthfully austere finish that also reflects a hint of bitter pit fruit character. Lovely and understated in style.