Here is a lovely back vintage bottle from Louis Latour release straight from the Domaine. This is a wine that disappeared from the market long ago, but it is always nice to see producers holding back bottles and offering them later down the line; it shows confidence and optimism towards the wine. The 2006 Blagny 1er cru is drinking exceptionally well right now, with many recent reviews on Cellartracker giving praise to this wine with no reports of oxidation. Chateau Blagny is a Monopole of the Louis Latour Domaine featuring stony marly and Jurassic limestone soils; the vines here back in 2006 averaged 30 years old where Louis Latour tends to keep this vineyard. The cellar regime for this wine remains the same as it did years ago, and this 1er cru sees 35% new oak, aging for 8 to 10 months before bottling. A rare insider buy for White Burgundy that has shaped into a fantastic wine with age in the bottle, rounding out and taking on much more complexity. Unheard of pricing for 1er Cru Meursault, the 2006 from Louis Latour is drinking exceptionally well, showing beautiful secondaries while still fresh as it opens up. If you enjoy White Burgundy with age, you can't beat this ex-Domaine release for only $50.
Tasting Note by Allen Meadows "A notably ripe yet very fresh nose of orange and lemon peel, apricot and peach notes leads to very rich, full and naturally sweet flavors that possess good buffering fat on the mouth coating finish that offers much better depth and length plus a firmer acid spine."