Dear Wine Lover,
We do not like to work on exclusivities because once you are an exclusive agent you need to buy all the wines produced by the estate and you need to buy the wines also when the vintage is not so good. This is the first time ever we commit to a producer because this specific domaine produces only 2 wines and all the recent vintages have all been amazing, different in style of course but all amazing wines and we feel therefore comfortable to offer them to our client.
We are proud to inform you that we recently became the Exclusive importers in all Switzerland of Chateau de la Tour, that’s why we are very happy to propose you in total exclusivity these brilliant wines from this Chateau: Clos Vougeot and Clos Vougeot Vielles Vignes.
Chateau de la Tour was built in 1890 by the ancestors of the current owners : the Labet and Déchelette families. Located right next the Romanée-Conti domains, Château de la Tour wines are the only Clos-Vougeot Grand Cru to be harvested, raised and bottled within the walls of Clos de Vougeot, just like in the old days of the monks. Nowadays, the winegrowing and commercial activities are directed by François Labet, which continuous to passes on traditions, but implementing modern techniques as: stainless steel vats, pneumatic presses, associated with very low yields (29 hectolitres per hectare for the last five harvests, corresponding to less than 30 cl per vinestock) and the clever use of new wood according to the strength of the wine.
Getting some Chateau de La Tour bottles is a privilege and for a Burgundy lover, but also for wine lovers who aren’t so much into wines from this region, a rare chance you shouldn’t miss. If you would like to have some of the nicest wines of Burgundy in your cellar take advantage of following offer.
You will find Allen Meadows tasting notes. Mr Meadows (burghound.com) is one of the top expert of the burgundy region. He is very conservative on ratings and does not give many 100 points. For example La Tache from Domaine de La Romanee Conti, a wine that costs CHF 2400 has 96 Points, same rating as the Clos vougeot VV 2009 which costs CHF 130.
75.0 cl Clos Vougeot - Château de la Tour 2007 CHF 80.00 (CHF 86,40 VAT Included)
Allen Meadows 92 : A background touch of wood sets off very ripe aromas of black berry, cherry, warm earth and a hint of game, all of which are reflected by the seductive and highly complex, rich, fresh and precise big-bodied flavors blessed with impressive mid-palate concentration and a serious, mouth coating and linear finish that is perhaps a bit less youthfully austere than usual and where the only nit is a hint of backend warmth. Excellent quality here in a firmly structured package that should benefit from at least a decade of cellar time. 92/2019+
75.0 cl Clos Vougeot - Château de la Tour 2008 CHF 80.00 (CHF 86,40 VAT Included)
Allen Meadows 93 : A relatively elegant and refined nose offers up aromas of pungent earth and spice-infused wild red currant aromas that are followed by rich, full and very serious tautly muscled
flavors are admirably concentrated and brimming with dry extract that largely, if not completely, buffers the firm tannic spine on the wonderfully persistent and mouth coating finish where a touch of wood surfaces. This is also a bit less youthfully austere than it usually is though plenty of cellar time will still be required. 93/2023+
75.0 cl Clos Vougeot - Château de la Tour 2009 CHF 88.00 (CHF 95,05 VAT Included)
Allen Meadows 94 : Visible but reasonably well-integrated wood sets off somber, very ripe and distinctly earthy dark berry fruit liqueur aromas. There is impressive richness to the powerful broad-shouldered flavors that brim with dry extract that does an excellent job of buffering the very firm tannins on the beautifully balanced, long and quite serious finish. This is an excellent example whose only fault lies in being completely overshadowed by its’09 VV counterpart. 94/2024+
75.0 cl Clos Vougeot - Château de la Tour 2010 CHF 90.00 (CHF 97,20 VAT Included)
Allen Meadows 91-94 : This is impressively ripe yet superbly fresh with black cherry and floral scents that are trimmed in a background application of wood. There is excellent midpalate concentration and richness to the powerful, muscular and energetic large-scaled flavors that possess superb reserves of mouth coating dry extract that serves to impart a seductive mouth feel to the dusty, serious, balanced and strikingly long finish. (91-94)/2025+
75.0 cl Clos Vougeot Vieilles Vignes - Château de la Tour 2007 CHF 112.00 (CHF 120,95 VAT Included)
Allen Meadows 94 : The wood treatment has been almost completely integrated and allows the similar but more reserved ,riper and more densely fruited and floral-suffused nose to display its charms while leading to elegant, pure and every bit as serious formidably-scaled flavors brimming with dry extract on the textured, concentrated and palate staining finish that seems to go on and on. Like the regular cuvée, there is less youthful austerity here than I’m used to seeing with more overall depth of material. A terrific ’07 but note that ample patience will be required. 94/2022+
75.0 cl Clos Vougeot Vieilles Vignes - Château de la Tour 2008 CHF 120.00 (CHF 129,60 VAT Included)
Allen Meadows 95 : A discreet but not invisible application of wood sets off a similar nose as the regular cuvée that leads to big-bodied flavors that are also blessed with excellent concentration and outstanding dry extract levels that confer a textured mouth feel to the hugely long and classically austere finish. This is a stunner of a wine that should be capable of delivering greatness in 15 to 20 years. 95/2025+ This is a « don’t miss wine »
75.0 cl Clos Vougeot Vieilles Vignes - Château de la Tour 2009 CHF 140.00 (CHF 151,20 VAT Included)
Allen Meadows 96 : This is both more elegant and more expressive, which is quite unusual in my experience as there is usually quite a bit of reticence. The lightly spiced and distinctly floral and earthy red currant and humus suffused aromas give way to rich, round and admirably concentrated flavors that display an overt muscularity as well as an abundance of dry extract that stains the palate and pushes the firm tannic spine to the background on the explosively long and overtly austere finish. Like the 2010 VV, this is a genuinely remarkable effort and it should be on your short list of ‘09s to potentially acquire as it’s truly breathtaking. I have underscored the advice several times but it bears repeating: don’t buy these wines without having the discipline to cellar them. 96/2029+