Once considered a part of Chambertin proper, Latricieres-Chambertin was first documented in 1504 as an individual vineyard site. It is a special site for Trapet, who has looked over their 35 plots of Latricieres since purchasing them in 1904, and in 2019, it is the source of their most incredible wine, even outdoing the Le Chambertin (which goes for a bit more). While the vines don't date back to 1904 because of replanting, they are still quite old, with the most senior portion dating to 1938. This rendition is the most phenomenal that Trapet has ever produced and is in a league of its own as arguably the best bottle of Latricieres-Chambertin of the vintage. Trapet's almost 120-year mastery of the vineyard, combined with its cooler climate (as noted by Martin below), allowed for much more detail without being overly generous like their Chambertin bottling this vintage. We have one case here at US low pricing, and it is not a Grand Cru to miss for the serious Burgundy lover.
Vinous (Neil Martin) 96-98 points! "The 2019 Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru, which contains around 60% whole bunch, has a well-defined bouquet of ebullient dark berry fruit laced with light woodland and earthy scents. So much vigor and coiled-up energy! The palate is medium-bodied with wonderful balance, supple tannins, perfectly judged acidity and a crescendo of flavors toward the splendid, mineral-driven finish. The cooler microclimate really benefited this cuvée in 2019, and it is one of the Trapet’s finest contributions to the vintage."
Wine Advocate (William Kelley) 95-97 points! "The 2019 Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru is the finest rendition of this cuvée I've ever tasted from Trapet. Unfurling in the glass with an incipiently complex bouquet that mingles dark berry fruit with nuances of coniferous forest floor, peonies, bergamot and exotic spices, it's full-bodied, layered and velvety, with terrific depth and concentration, framed by powdery tannins and animated by a lively spine of acidity that carries through the mouthwateringly mineral finish. I wrote that Trapet's 2018 Latricières was worth a special effort to seek out—I'm happy to have some in my cellar—and that applies a fortiori to this brilliant 2019."