From an underrated vintage, this stunning wine id crafted by one of the most iconic names in wine history. Dark garnet red in colour, the 988 Latour reveals a slight amber hue at the edge. On the nose intense aromas of plums, black currants and cedar is followed by a sweet entry, with medium to full body, excellent ripeness, and mature tannin. It is a classic and elegant wine that has reached its perfect maturity.
3 Point Summary
Intense aromas, medium-full body and excellent ripeness.
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Vines have existed on the Chateau latour site since the 14th century
93/100 - Jean-Marc Quarin 2013.
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A Bordeaux Blend is a combination of grape varieties. Traditionally Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are seen as vital components and many wines are made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties, but other grapes such as Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec are often used. Red Bordeaux Blends are known for powerful structure and deep flavours of dark fruits and berries such as plum and blackcurrant, whilst relatively high tannins imbue the wines with well-defined body.
Created in around 1680, Château Latour is one of the oldest vineyards in the Médoc. There is a central plot known as the Enclos with 47 hectares of old vines that are maintained with extreme care, as these are the ones used to make the grand vin. Latour's wines show exemplary consistency, whatever the quality of the vintage. Firm, tannic and concentrated in their youth, they require long cellaring to reveal the full depth of their power and extraordinary richness. When perfectly mature, the wine has an incredible bouquet of blackcurrants, hazelnuts and leather. A monumental Chateau.
Bordeaux is situated in south-west France and is arguably the world’s most famous and prolific wine region. The majority of Bordeaux wines are the dry, medium and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends and the finest examples come from the regions of Haut-Médoc, Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. Bordeaux is also known for exquisite white wines; both dry styles, particularly from Pessac-Léognan, and the sweeter offerings from of Sauternes.