1975 Château Latour

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
  • 90 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52801-1975-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Fascinating aromas of plums, minerals and mint, with a hint of peat. Medium- to full-bodied, with firm tannins and a long finish. Plenty of life left in it. This was rather controversial at the NY tasting, but I loved it.--Latour vertical.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Magnum.ÿStill very dark. This vintage that seemed so exceptionally tough in its youth has indeed come right in the end. It's still firm and dense with that mineral 'sucking on a stone' character and a hint of yeast extract. Correct, appetising. Hint of tarriness. Very firm, very Latour. There will surely always be a strong framework on this wine.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The dark ruby/garnet-colored 1975 Latour offers up a dry, mineral, tobacco, stony-scented nose with red and black currants competing with cedar, spice box, and balsam wood aromas. Hard and dense in the mouth, with tough, astringent tannin, a steely constitution, plenty of concentration, but an unflattering, backward style, this youthful 1975 is capable of lasting two more decades. Will it become increasingly attenuated and hard?
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 94

    A perfectly balanced wine. Somewhat past its prime. But exemplifying all the characteristics of a finely made Bordeaux.
    Author: Adriel L
Chateau Latour is among the First Growth properties classified in the Bordeaux 1855 Classification. The estate is situated in the southern portion of Pauillac, bordering St. Julien and the Gironde estuary. Latour is considered one of the longest-lasting First Growths, reflecting its high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon. The blend is typically 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The fruit is grown in vineyards with notably high levels of gravel and an ideal southeastern exposure. Latour is typified by its concentrated fruit and complexity. Young vintages are forward and jammy with multiple layers of fruit. Aromas include black-currant, cherry and prune, with a dusty bouquet of mint, leather, cedar, and tobacco. Chateau Latour can age a lifetime and should not be approached for ten to twenty years. Some of the best vintages include 1949, 1959, 1961, 1982, 1990, and 2000. Chateau Latour also produces a second wine called Les Forts de Latour and a third wine labeled simply Pauillac.

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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 522 bottles owned
  • 149 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 149 collectors)