1999 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
At this stage, this classic white Burgundy is still closed. But there is immense power, with wood and intense tropical-fruit flavors inside the firm young structure.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Bigger and richer than the 2000 version and though the underlying character is essentially identical, there is less overall finesse and detail. The '99 packs a real flavor punch and I very much like the typicity displayed here. This will probably be slightly longer lived than the 2000.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1999 Corton-Charlemagne offers mineral and stone aromas. Medium-bodied, fat, and wide, yet elegant, it is a well-balanced, austere wine. Minerals, white fruits, and toasty oak can be discerned in this wine's character as well as throughout its impressively long finish. Projected maturity: 2003-2009. (PR)
Quite impressive, mainly because it's so dense. Delivers lime, mineral, wet earth and matchstick notes. Has great length, but the finish is slightly coarse.