Morey St. Denis is one of the most famous winemaking communes in the Côte de Nuits, home to five outstanding grand cru vineyards including Clos de Tart, Clos de la Roche, and Bonnes Mares. A bottle of any wine from those vineyards will run you anywhere from $300 to $1000 a bottle. A bottle of standard Morey St. Denis village level wine (like the one in the photo above) bottoms out around $70 and can run up to $150.
So how in the heck are we able to offer you a bottle of 2016 Louis Latour Morey St. Denis for $49.99, when it was originally released at $85+? Holiday magic!!
If you're new to Burgundy, however, this is a wine that needs time and patience; it will reward those who can wait 5+ years. If you're planning to open a bottle sooner rather than later, just know this wine doesn’t even start to open up until 24 hours after you pop the cork. We tasted it yesterday morning and it was pure tart acidity and not much else.
Tasting it again a day later, the wine is night and day. Two days after opening it, you really get the goods: raspberry cordial, forest floor, hints of earth: everything you want from Burgundy, but still tightly wound and nowhere near its peak. This wine is an investment. You’re getting a top notch Burgundy from a great vintage at half price and you’re laying it down for the future. You’ll be thanking me five years from now, probably wishing you had bought more.
-David Driscoll, Mission Sales Manager