Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.629 ratings
9.713 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Deep purple color. Looks very young, compared to the 45 Margaux next to it. Almost opaque. Notes of black fruit, cracked walnuts, sweet fruit, raspberry and some cedar desk. Super rich in the mouth. Seems young and is firm, but tannins are softened and the mouthfeel is velvet touch. Long finish. It peacocks all night. The walnuts thing leads my guess to Latour, but can this be the 45? Is it a 61 or 82? Could be... I go with it being a 59 given how young it seems. Just an amazing bottle of wine, open for ~9 hours by the time we left, it seemed to effortlessly power along. Thanks Stan!

Tasted blind. Deep purple color. Looks very young, compared to the 45 Margaux next to it. Almost opaque. Notes of black fruit, cracked walnuts, sweet fruit, raspberry and some cedar desk. Super rich in the mouth. Seems young and is firm, but tannins are softened and the mouthfeel is velvet touch. Long finish. It peacocks all night. The walnuts thing leads my guess to Latour, but can this be the 45? Is it a 61 or 82? Could be... I go with it being a 59 given how young it seems. Just an amazing bottle of wine, open for ~9 hours by the time we left, it seemed to effortlessly power along. Thanks Stan!

May 7th, 2022
Chad Brewer

Without a doubt the wine of my life. Elegant, dried cranberries, cigar box, beechnut tobacco, great texture. A truly magnificent bottle. 1/100 that would be perfect.

Without a doubt the wine of my life. Elegant, dried cranberries, cigar box, beechnut tobacco, great texture. A truly magnificent bottle. 1/100 that would be perfect.

1 person found it helpfulMay 31st, 2017
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Tawny but still with a dark ruby core. Nose has diverse notes of dried cherries, brush, some soil and a little eucalyptus. Rich and has perfect balance in the mouth. With the last sip this wine had 9+ hours of air and it was still perfectly balanced. This started great and stayed on a plateau of greatness all night.

Tasted blind. Tawny but still with a dark ruby core. Nose has diverse notes of dried cherries, brush, some soil and a little eucalyptus. Rich and has perfect balance in the mouth. With the last sip this wine had 9+ hours of air and it was still perfectly balanced. This started great and stayed on a plateau of greatness all night.

Mar 12th, 2017
Jay McInerney

Novelist, Wine Critic Town & Country, Expensive Wino & Gastronaut

9.9

1945 vintage. Unbelievably fresh. Penetrating cedar nose. Strangely delicate for Latour but complex and complete and long. One of the best latours--make that best wines--I've ever drunk

1945 vintage. Unbelievably fresh. Penetrating cedar nose. Strangely delicate for Latour but complex and complete and long. One of the best latours--make that best wines--I've ever drunk

Mar 18th, 2015
Aaron Pott

Yah baby!

Yah baby!

Feb 2nd, 2014
Martin G Rivard

The wine is devolving in the glass and not evolving. Slightly prunish. Perhaps a tainted bottle??? Not on par with the 28 or the 52 or the 55.

The wine is devolving in the glass and not evolving. Slightly prunish. Perhaps a tainted bottle??? Not on par with the 28 or the 52 or the 55.

May 2nd, 2017
George Hesse

At Ken Wegner's Hunt 2016. Another excellent vintage.

At Ken Wegner's Hunt 2016. Another excellent vintage.

Jan 29th, 2017
Michael Mendelsohn

Sadly, corked

Sadly, corked

May 16th, 2015
Pepijn Swinkels

Surprising nose, Nice secundair aroma's. Level was quit low, alive and kicking

Surprising nose, Nice secundair aroma's. Level was quit low, alive and kicking

Mar 30th, 2015
mike d. kail

Amazing experience

Amazing experience

Nov 3rd, 2012