Sampling the stylish and oh-so-impressive Pauillac by Latour was a thrill today as these bottles just arrived from France where the Chateau has cellared them until they were deemed ‘ready’ to enjoy for collectors. It boosts of bright seductive blackberry, currants, Mediterranean spices and a freshness only available from Bordeaux’s blue chip houses. The predominant Cabernet Sauvignon (plus Merlot blended in for a velvety smooth texture) is present on first sip and distinctively Pauillac (Left Bank Bordeaux) on the nose and palate with a 30 second finish. The plush, firm tannins are exceedingly well integrated leaving you begging for another sip and a juicy cut of red meant to accompany it. With 7 years of cellar age already, you may enjoy this beauty now but it certainly has the pedigree to last many more years in the cellar.
The oldest document mentioning Latour dates from 1331 and is an authorization granted to Gaucelme de Castillon by Lord Pons to build a fortified tower in the parish of Saint Maubert. Over the last 3 decades, no Chateau in Bordeaux has garnered more 99-100 point ratings than Chateau Latour, including Petrus, Margaux and both Rothschilds.
- Our Rating 97 - Classic