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2003 Chateau Latour Pauillac
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About Chateau Latour

One of the oldest producers in France, Chateau Latour has been making top quality wines in Bordeaux for centuries. Awarded Premier Cru status in 1855, Latour has not looked back. Today its Grand Vin is one of the finest Cabernets in the world.

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2003 Chateau Latour Pauillac

Producer: Chateau Latour
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pauillac

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97 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2006

($449-$850) Red-ruby. Explosive aromas of plum liqueur, currant, minerals and lead pencil. Huge, lush, sweet and utterly seamless; this has the palate-caressing texture of liquid velvet. About as deep as this extreme vintage gets. Finishes with noble, compellingly sweet tannins and great length. This is amazing wine, and only its exotic character prevented me from giving it an even higher score. Interestingly, the IPT here is 65, compared to 67 for the 2005. But this voluminous and powerful wine will be more fun to drink than the 2005 for many years simply due to its sensual appeal, even if the 2005 should ultimately surpass it in verve, minerality and overall aromatic complexity. (Incidentally, Latour's third wine, simply called Pauillac, is extremely good in both 2005 and 2003-the former vintage showing terrific energy and loads of early personality, and the latter fat, round and exotic, with what Engerer described as a "Napa nose.")

98 Points | Wine Spectator
100 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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06/30/2008
by WineNerd007
The wine of the vintage in my book. Fantastic nose and great purity of flavor. A wine with great complexity that got better as we let it sit in the glass. It's a shame we had to leave.

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