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    Latour

    About Château Latour

    Latour has, in many ways, always been the most forward-thinking and disruptive First Growth, ever since its original rise to prominence under the Ségur family in the 18th century. Its decision not to participate in En Primeur had a rippling effect throughout the fine wine world, and whilst it has not precipitated a broader move away from the system by other estates, the vast majority of Bordelais properties have certainly reduced the amount of their wine offered in this way choosing to hold back stock to be released upon maturity. A sign of Latour's influence upon the entire region.

     

    The Vineyard and the Wine

    There is an ancient Médoc saying - to make great wine, you must be able to see the water. No other First Growth is closer to the Gironde's estuary than this imposing estate, contributing to simply extraordinary terroir which means that Latour has an enviable (and uncanny) ability to produce outstanding wine in difficult years. In favourable years, the vineyard soaks up extra heat reflected from the water's surface. In unpleasant years, the property is protected from extremes by the moderating effect of the estuary's regulatory benefits.


    This dream terroir allows the winemaking team to focus on a variety of aspects of viticulture safe in the knowledge that nature will see them through the worst - and focus they have! Ever the pioneers, Latour was one of the first châteaux to introduce cutting-edge processes such as satellite imaging of distinct plots, sensors assessing vine vigour and even wind-direction monitoring before the application of fully biodynamic treatments.

     

    Château Latour has a distinctly high proportion of clay in the soil throughout its vineyard. Whilst unusual for Pauillac, it is, in fact, the very same clay upon which the vines of Château Pétrus are planted in Pomerol. Obviously found in far smaller quantities and dominated by glorious Left Bank gravel, the result of this composition is a wine of unfathomable texture, richness, concentration and spine-tingling freshness - for which Latour garnered the epithet "an iron fist in a velvet glove".

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    Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Latour 2005 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £10,617.34
    2005

    Latour 2005 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (100)

    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.
    Excellent levels as per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100.0 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £10,617.34
    Latour 2005 (3x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,664.84
    2005

    Latour 2005 (3x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (100)

    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.
    As per photos ,2052592 - NOT SIB - repack and damaged label Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 100.0 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,664.84
    Latour 2005 (6x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £13,671.34
    2005

    Latour 2005 (6x150cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (100)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 100.0 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £13,671.34
    Latour 2005 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £5,552.87
    2005

    Latour 2005 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (100)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100.0 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £5,552.87
    Les Forts de Latour 2005 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,938.54
    2005

    Les Forts de Latour 2005 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (94)

    Very classy with plenty of raspberry, currant, and licorice character. This is dense and compacted on the palate. Leave it for at least two or three years from now.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94.0 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,938.54
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Latour 2005 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £8,821.00
    2005

    Latour 2005 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (100)

    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.
    Excellent levels as per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100.0 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £8,821.00
    Latour 2005 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,214.00
    2005

    Latour 2005 (3x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (100)

    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.
    As per photos ,2052592 - NOT SIB - repack and damaged label Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 100.0 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,214.00
    Latour 2005 (6x150cl)
    In Bond: £11,366.00
    2005

    Latour 2005 (6x150cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (100)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 100.0 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £11,366.00
    Latour 2005 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £4,614.00
    2005

    Latour 2005 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (100)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100.0 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £4,614.00
    Les Forts de Latour 2005 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,422.00
    2005

    Les Forts de Latour 2005 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (94)

    Very classy with plenty of raspberry, currant, and licorice character. This is dense and compacted on the palate. Leave it for at least two or three years from now.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94.0 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,422.00

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