2006 Château Latour

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
  • 94 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52801-2006

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    ($950) Bright full ruby. Slightly stern aromas of cassis, graphite, licorice, incense and flowers. Then dense and penetrating, with terrific energy to the subtle dark fruit, licorice and mineral flavors. There's a coolness to the fruit that makes this wine dramatically different from the Forts de Latour. Finishes with big, building tannins and a powerful sense of structure. A fairly large-scaled Latour but not particularly sweet in the early going. In fact, this went into a shell with 24 hours in the recorked bottle.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Offers a pure nose of currant and blackberry, with crushed fruit. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and very polished, refined tannins. Long and classy.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Chateau Latour has quite a vibrant bouquet with lively raspberry, wild strawberry, cedar and pencil lead scents that all gently unfold in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, slightly chewy red berry fruit, a dash of spice, maybe a little tight towards the finish, unlike the Lafite-Rothschild and Mouton-Rothschild. It has a grainy texture and offers fine precision on the finish, although I would have liked a little more persistence to come through, a tad more conviction. It is not quite the revelation of say the 2002 Latour that transcends the limitations of the vintage, yet it still has much to offer. Tasted January 2016.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Very dense and blackish. Lightly toasty nose. Very sweet start - comely and seductive. Still youthful. Not that solid in terms of weight - just colour. Quite charming.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
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  • 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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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 499 bottles owned
    • 65 collectors