2012 Louis Latour Bourgogne Pinot Noir
Louis Latour are one of the most famed, consistent, negociant producers in Burgundy (a negociant buys grapes and sometimes wine rather than farming it themselves). Latour also have extensive vineyard holdings. This is a lightweight, elegant, refined Pinot Noir with lots of earthy, truffle-y secondary notes laid on top of ripe plum. It is a simple wine but an excellently composed preview of what Burgundy has to offer.