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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.
96-99 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011
(blend of 90.5% cabernet sauvignon, 8.5% merlot, and 0.5% each cabernet franc and petit verdot; 83 IPT; 36% selection for the grand vin Deep, opaque, glass-staining ruby-purple. Intensely pure, classic Bordeaux cabernet sauvignon aromas of fresh blackcurrant, minerals, cedar and truffle, with sweeter blueberry and intense floral notes emerging with air. The palate offers great depth of flavor, but the wine is currently hard as nails and lacking in generosity. Still, there's great depth of pristine dark fruit lurking beneath the heavy cloak of smooth, high-quality tannins. Amazingly balanced and extremely long, but this Latour will need a good two decades to approach optimal maturity, and may be better suited for your grandchildren. A winemaking tour de force, this may very well be the wine of the vintage.