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Château Latour





Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Latour, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2005

12x75cl £8,580.00

1 case Equiv. £715.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Latour’s 2005 is, for the moment, a mysterious introvert, a kickback to the intense mega-vintages of the 1980’s which, when tasted en primeur, gave very little away as to the glories to come. In comparison to a run of vintages in which Frédéric Engerer has managed to produce wines that were approachable and comprehensible at a very early age, this wine requires considerable olfactory exploration to determine its future. Worry not, though, for it is indeed a great wine: behind a waxy smooth façade of graphite lurk hints of cherries and berries, minty game, herbs and toasty oak. There is huge concentration on the palate but also great freshness, with some black cherry, spice and chocolate hints. Tannins here are as fine as they can be, and the length quite remarkable. This is clearly a wine that will last a century.

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