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Château Latour 2013
23 March 2021

Under the watchful eye of Frédéric Engerer, Latour has enjoyed an unprecedented run of success. 2013, described as a “capricious” growing season, required an even more meticulous approach from the technical team. As one would expect from a château renowned for its fastidious selection and winemaking regime, they were more than up to the challenge. The 2013, whilst not a blockbuster Latour, is one of the most profound wines of the vintage and will provide much drinking pleasure. To secure an allocation, please contact your account manager or email finewine@justerinis.com

“Composed of 95.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.4% Merlot and 0.4% Petit Verdot, the 2013 Latour offers an open-knit, fragrant nose of licorice, sandalwood, rose petals and cigar box over a core of Black Forest cake, stewed plums, mulberries and redcurrant jelly, plus a waft of cast-iron pan. The elegantly styled, medium-bodied palate (13% alcohol) fills the mouth with intense red and blackberry preserves layers, framed by evolved, soft-textured tannins and well-knit freshness, finishing long and spicy. This vintage does not have the power and backbone of an outstanding vintage of Latour, but it is aging gracefully and, still possessing a lot of discernible fruit with plenty of tertiary pizazz, is absolutely delicious to drink right now. This sweet-spot stage is likely to continue for another 5-7 years, before the wine plateaus at a maturity peak and holds for a further 15+ years. 93/100” – Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate #227    Read More

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