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2004 Château Latour

abv 13.0%
  • 95 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 78 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52801-2004

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($325-$500) Bright ruby-red. Classic aromas of currant, plum, graphite and minerals. Suave and smooth in the mouth, with a compelling sweetness and lushness for the vintage. At once easygoing and wonderfully complex, conveying a powerful soil character. The finish is ripely tannic, sweet and very long. This is wonderfully expressive today but the young 2006 may have even longer aging potential. Along with Chateau Margaux, my candidate for wine of the vintage
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    A terrific effort from Administrator Frederic Engerer and owner Francois Pinault, the dark ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Latour exhibits a strong cassis character intermixed with notes of crushed rocks, earth, cedar, and forest floor. Racy, elegant, but powerful with medium to full body, and sweet tannin, it will benefit from 5-7 years of cellaring, and should keep for three decades. It is a very impressive offering.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Captivating aromas of currant, black licorice and spices, with just a hint of sweet tobacco. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, long finish. Structured and racy. 10,000 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Rating: 15

    Nose very young, closed and not expressive, palate quite firm, very fine grained young tannins, juicy fruit to acid balance, supple and quite charming although youthful and still finding harmony. Needs time. (RS)
    Author: Ronan Sayburn
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: gd10102
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: riffmaker
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Herbert
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Double-decanted 3+ hours prior to drinking. A bit surprised at how well this wine was showing due to the vintage and its relative youth. Rich but elegant wine with seamless balance of fruit, acid and structure. A rather powerful wine but not heavy in any way. This wine should drink well for many years.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2030
    Author: Todd W59
  • Self | Rating: 17.5

    Ruby and medium dark colour. Strong and big heavy nose, some cedarwood and dark fruit, many layers. A big wine with full body and strong tannin backbone. A lot of flavour still developing but really big strength. Would be very interesting to see how it develop in future. Medium long aftertaste.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2030
    Author: derekastoria
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Similar aromatic and flavor profile to Mouton, w/ an echoed violet, purple and blue fruit nature to its demeanor. There is brightness and lift, w/ perfect acidity carrying it?s symmetrical flavors that are characterized w/ more depth and presence than the Mouton.
    Drink Dates: 04-01-2008
    Author: Brad Coelho
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.

See other similar producers:Chateau Haut Brion,Chateau Margaux,Chateau Leoville Las Cases
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

  • 2758 bottles owned
  • 337 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 337 collectors)