Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.465 ratings
9.514 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
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

Presented blind alongside three other red wines; another Bordeaux and two Bordeaux blends from CA. All wines were descanted and returned to the bottle 8 hours prior.

This wine pours a deep garnet with an opaque core. Medium+ viscosity. Medium+ intensity. The nose was a mix of red and dark fruits with currants and cherries, tobacco, pencil shavings, earth, espresso and baking spice. There’s just a whiff of a barnyard in the distance too. On the palate, again the mixed fruit set with beautifully ripened blackberries and black cherries, currants, earth, coffee and baking chocolate. Medium+ tannin and medium+ acid. Finishes looooooong, dry and immensely satisfying.

The wine is balanced and leans towards its structure. I called 2004 Latour. The soaring aromatics were simply incredible. I just wanted to spend the entire evening with my nose buried in the glass. This is squarely in the drinking window yet has many years left in it. Drink now with an extended decant or enjoy over the next 10-15 years.

Presented blind alongside three other red wines; another Bordeaux and two Bordeaux blends from CA. All wines were descanted and returned to the bottle 8 hours prior.

This wine pours a deep garnet with an opaque core. Medium+ viscosity. Medium+ intensity. The nose was a mix of red and dark fruits with currants and cherries, tobacco, pencil shavings, earth, espresso and baking spice. There’s just a whiff of a barnyard in the distance too. On the palate, again the mixed fruit set with beautifully ripened blackberries and black cherries, currants, earth, coffee and baking chocolate. Medium+ tannin and medium+ acid. Finishes looooooong, dry and immensely satisfying.

The wine is balanced and leans towards its structure. I called 2004 Latour. The soaring aromatics were simply incredible. I just wanted to spend the entire evening with my nose buried in the glass. This is squarely in the drinking window yet has many years left in it. Drink now with an extended decant or enjoy over the next 10-15 years.

Nov 13th, 2021
Alberto Cdm

Notevole!! Chapeau!!

Notevole!! Chapeau!!

Feb 11th, 2017
George Chen

Too young but great structure...infantilism committee here.

Too young but great structure...infantilism committee here.

Nov 4th, 2014
Alan Murray

Modern Bordeaux

Modern Bordeaux

Apr 12th, 2014
MRM
9.3

Decanted for 6 hours, and remained a bit musty.

Decanted for 6 hours, and remained a bit musty.

May 26th, 2022
Tom Garland

2 hour decant(lots of chunky sediment). A spectacular dark crimson color with some bricking. On the nose: beautiful nose of cherry, spearmint, cassis, pencil lead, little funky stewed meat, vanilla oak. Taste: A soft, elegant, juicy full body wine with blackberry, cassis, pencil lead, iodine, and a long blueberry cedar finish. Drinking well with the decant, but no hurry it should continue to improve. YUM!

2 hour decant(lots of chunky sediment). A spectacular dark crimson color with some bricking. On the nose: beautiful nose of cherry, spearmint, cassis, pencil lead, little funky stewed meat, vanilla oak. Taste: A soft, elegant, juicy full body wine with blackberry, cassis, pencil lead, iodine, and a long blueberry cedar finish. Drinking well with the decant, but no hurry it should continue to improve. YUM!

Apr 3rd, 2021
Vijay Parikh

Wine decanted for 90 minutes could easily use another 45 to 99 minutes in the decanter. It has a long runway ahead of it but with appropriate decanting can be enjoyed today. Beautifully balanced, cassis, olives, blackberry, blueberry, cedar, and a reasonable finish tells of its aristocratic lineage. Went well with the lamb we had for dinner

Wine decanted for 90 minutes could easily use another 45 to 99 minutes in the decanter. It has a long runway ahead of it but with appropriate decanting can be enjoyed today. Beautifully balanced, cassis, olives, blackberry, blueberry, cedar, and a reasonable finish tells of its aristocratic lineage. Went well with the lamb we had for dinner

Jan 25th, 2020
George Hesse

Another outstanding offering from the Ken Wegner Hunt

Another outstanding offering from the Ken Wegner Hunt

Jan 25th, 2020
Eric

Wow. Some kind of quality. Nose was amazing and the palate evolved throughout the lifespan of the glass. So impressive how young this still was.

Wow. Some kind of quality. Nose was amazing and the palate evolved throughout the lifespan of the glass. So impressive how young this still was.

Jan 9th, 2020
Diederick Swagemakers

Vanaf coravin eerste proef glas, mooi maar wordt beter!

Vanaf coravin eerste proef glas, mooi maar wordt beter!

Jan 1st, 2020