Château Latour, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac
Château Latour

Château Latour, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac


Destination

vintage

portfolio
Portfolio
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1989
75cl
DP
£653.21

2010
1x75cl
DP
£1,253.60

2010
3x75cl
DP
£3,759.61

2010
12x75cl
DP
£13,838.46

2011
1x75cl
DP
£558.20

2011
1x75cl
DP
£558.20

2011
1x75cl
DP
£558.20

2011
1x75cl
DP
£558.20

2011
3x75cl
DP
£1,674.61

2011
3x75cl
DP
£1,674.61

2011
1x1.5L
DP
£1,116.41

2011
1x1.5L
DP
£1,116.41

2014
3x75cl
DP
£1,494.61

2015
3x75cl
DP
£1,899.61

2015
3x1.5L
DP
£3,859.22

2015
1x3L
DP
£2,772.82

2015
1x3L
DP
£2,772.82

Broking
Broking
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1996
12x75cl
DP
£8,042.46

1998
12x75cl
DP
£6,038.46

1999
12x75cl
DP
£6,086.46

2000
6x75cl
DP
£5,359.22

2003
6x75cl
DP
£4,207.22

2005
1x75cl
DP
£714.00

2006
6x75cl
DP
£2,659.22

2007
6x1.5L
DP
£5,282.46

2009
1x75cl
DP
£918.00

2011
3x3L
DP
£5,798.46


Château Latour, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac

1989
1996
1998
1999
2000
2003
2005
2006
2007
2009
2010
2011
2014
2015

Tasting Notes


ABV:
12.5 %

Critics score


Score:
91

100

Source:
Neal Martin, Vinous

Date:
09/2019

Notes
The 1989 Latour shows similarly to the bottle earlier this year. To be honest, there is little difference between the aromatics on this and Les Forts de Latour, perhaps just some morels and yes, a touch of Brettanomyces. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, the mixture of red and black fruit mixed with plenty of undergrowth. I appreciate the freshness and the piquant finish, although I would not rank this as a top-tier Latour; it could even be considered to be underperforming in the context of the vintage. Tasted from an ex-cellar bottle at the château.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

Appellation:


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Allergen Information:
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Château Latour

Château Latour

This great and historic estate is rightly regarded as one of the preeminent properties in Bordeaux and one of the greatest wines of the world. Along with Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild, Latour completes the three First Growths of Pauillac. It has become synonymous with wines of gravitas, scale and tremendous aging potential.

The last change of ownership occurred in 1993, when the billionaire, François Pinault returned this bastion of Bordeaux to French hands. He appointed the meticulous Frédéric Engerer as technical Director, and Latour has enjoyed a period of unparalleled success ever since. It’s a marriage of meticulous, perfectionist viticulture and wine-making and extraordinary terroir.

The grand vin hails from the 47 Hectare “Grand Enclos”, the vineyards which surrounds the winery and abuts the Clos of Leoville Las Cases in St Julien to the south. The topsoil is made up of Gunzian gravel, brought to the area from the Pyrenees and the Massif Central during the Pleistocene with a subsoil of marl and clay above a deeper ridge of limestone. Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant varietal (80%), with Merlot (18%) and Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot accounting for just 2% of plantings. The excellent second wine, Les Forts de Latour is arguably equal to notable Second Growths, however, demand from Asia ensures a luxury price tag... There is also a third wine, simply called “Pauillac”.

Sadly, the Chateau’s board decided to remove Latour from the en primeur market. 2011 was the last vintage released as a future. The strategy to offer mature wines from their cellars is well established now, with a major release each March and a smaller proposal in September.

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