Château Latour

Grand Vin de Château Latour Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.632 ratings
9.77 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
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The 2005 Latour was mind-blowingly profound in two recent tastings for this report. Deep and sensual to the core, the 2005 is utterly captivating. All the elements are so seamlessly put together. Graphite, crème de cassis, licorice, dark spice and lavender infuse the 2005 with so much energy. More than anything else, though, the 2005 is a Latour of texture and resonance. Even after several hours, the 2005 is fresh and full of energy. Wines like this are just life affirming. That's about all I can really say. Tasted two times. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2021)

The 2005 Latour was mind-blowingly profound in two recent tastings for this report. Deep and sensual to the core, the 2005 is utterly captivating. All the elements are so seamlessly put together. Graphite, crème de cassis, licorice, dark spice and lavender infuse the 2005 with so much energy. More than anything else, though, the 2005 is a Latour of texture and resonance. Even after several hours, the 2005 is fresh and full of energy. Wines like this are just life affirming. That's about all I can really say. Tasted two times. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2021)

Apr 23rd, 2021
Tom Kobylarz

Chateau Latour is my favorite 1st Growth, they demand patience and inspire not just hedonistic pleasure but also analytical thought.

Both amazing but need massive amounts of air or another 15-20 years minimum in the cellar. I get the feeling they both will hit a plateau once they blossom and slowly move towards full maturity for decades.

The nose on the 2005 rose with little agitation and shot from the hip to nose with ease. By far the most youthful and intense nose of the evening.

The 2000 was not dissimilar in its progression, if a bit more refined from the extra few years in the bottle. A cerebral wine that was also deeply pleasurable, it kept bringing me to what this wine will be like in 15-20 or more years. Easily a 50 year wine from a macro view.

Epic #latour 2000 and 2005
#pauillac

Chateau Latour is my favorite 1st Growth, they demand patience and inspire not just hedonistic pleasure but also analytical thought.

Both amazing but need massive amounts of air or another 15-20 years minimum in the cellar. I get the feeling they both will hit a plateau once they blossom and slowly move towards full maturity for decades.

The nose on the 2005 rose with little agitation and shot from the hip to nose with ease. By far the most youthful and intense nose of the evening.

The 2000 was not dissimilar in its progression, if a bit more refined from the extra few years in the bottle. A cerebral wine that was also deeply pleasurable, it kept bringing me to what this wine will be like in 15-20 or more years. Easily a 50 year wine from a macro view.

Epic #latour 2000 and 2005
#pauillac

1 person found it helpfulOct 20th, 2016
Simi Grewal

Luscious and fruity, but still well shy of its true potential.

Luscious and fruity, but still well shy of its true potential.

Jun 7th, 2015
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.8

Only a small pour but Great Juice from Bordeaux. Wow!

Only a small pour but Great Juice from Bordeaux. Wow!

May 7th, 2014
Alvaro Bustillos

Saul duran y estu

Saul duran y estu

Mar 16th, 2020
Ron Siegel

3ltr

3ltr

Feb 10th, 2020
Ryan Mayes

Somewhat subtle yet mesmerizing nose. Give this baby time. 5, 10 years? More?

Somewhat subtle yet mesmerizing nose. Give this baby time. 5, 10 years? More?

Oct 29th, 2017
Jeff Loo

Ex Chateau Release...absolutely stunning. This 2005 is starting to shed its baby fat and is truly a majestic wine. Drinking beautifully today but will continue to age for years to come. 98pts

Ex Chateau Release...absolutely stunning. This 2005 is starting to shed its baby fat and is truly a majestic wine. Drinking beautifully today but will continue to age for years to come. 98pts

Apr 6th, 2017
Morgan Pruitt

Wine Buyer Tarry Wine Merchants

Everyone talking about obscure...

Everyone talking about obscure...

Feb 19th, 2014
Arthur J

One of my most memorable wine experiences. Bottle was in great condition. The '05 vintage is well documented for the quality and on the back of that Latour really shot the lights out.

One of my most memorable wine experiences. Bottle was in great condition. The '05 vintage is well documented for the quality and on the back of that Latour really shot the lights out.

Jan 12th, 2017