Château Latour

Grand Vin de Château Latour Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.264 ratings
9.218 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Greg Gregory

Decanted for four hours. My least fave of the 5 86 Firsts. A little disjointed.

Decanted for four hours. My least fave of the 5 86 Firsts. A little disjointed.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2015
BurgundyFan

Bright young colour still, nice flavours despite its youth and on the palate very balanced, long finish

Bright young colour still, nice flavours despite its youth and on the palate very balanced, long finish

Jul 7th, 2017
Tom Kobylarz

And then there was this beauty. Generous, good weight and very typical Latour of structure finely offset with finesse. Again tasted blind and open about 4-5 hours.

And then there was this beauty. Generous, good weight and very typical Latour of structure finely offset with finesse. Again tasted blind and open about 4-5 hours.

Oct 7th, 2016
Adam Jesberger

I was so nervous about proposing recently that I forgot my two birthyear wines I had saved for almost a year. Happy Belated to ME! Still celebrating the engagement too. A lot to celebrate! To those who are wondering if 86s are approachable yet, they are. This wine had been solid as a rock forever, but today it was seamless. Dank and pretty, intense cassis and black currant and blackberry reduction. Somehow fresh cut floral notes like lavender and cherry blossom. Fresh earth tone to it with an endless iron steel like mineral finish. Complimented by a rich wood tone. Perfectly softened tannins. This bottle was a milestone for me.

I was so nervous about proposing recently that I forgot my two birthyear wines I had saved for almost a year. Happy Belated to ME! Still celebrating the engagement too. A lot to celebrate! To those who are wondering if 86s are approachable yet, they are. This wine had been solid as a rock forever, but today it was seamless. Dank and pretty, intense cassis and black currant and blackberry reduction. Somehow fresh cut floral notes like lavender and cherry blossom. Fresh earth tone to it with an endless iron steel like mineral finish. Complimented by a rich wood tone. Perfectly softened tannins. This bottle was a milestone for me.

May 4th, 2016
Roy Goble

For my sons 30th birthday tonight.

For my sons 30th birthday tonight.

May 4th, 2016
Roy Goble

Fun to open 1986 wines

Fun to open 1986 wines

Nov 21st, 2015
Gobindjit S. Dhaliwal

Dark fruits, licorice, graphite, iron shaving, dried flowers. Big yet elegant, smooth texture, great balance, polished tannins. Precision based, still needs time.

Dark fruits, licorice, graphite, iron shaving, dried flowers. Big yet elegant, smooth texture, great balance, polished tannins. Precision based, still needs time.

Jul 24th, 2013
Martin G Rivard

I am a huge Latour fan and this 3 L was exquisitely opulent.

I am a huge Latour fan and this 3 L was exquisitely opulent.

Feb 3rd, 2018
Victor Hwang

1986!

1986!

Jan 1st, 2019
Mike Evans

Black current, minerals, a touch of bell pepper, still an infant with plenty of ripe tannin, but delicious with prime ribeye. It keeps adding nuance with air, though it never quite catches up with the 1986 Montrose.

Black current, minerals, a touch of bell pepper, still an infant with plenty of ripe tannin, but delicious with prime ribeye. It keeps adding nuance with air, though it never quite catches up with the 1986 Montrose.

Dec 13th, 2018