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2007 Château Latour

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
  • 93 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52801-2007

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($400-$550) Good bright ruby-red. Rather backward nose hints at cassis, black cherry, shoe polish, graphite, minerals and spices. Sweet, broad and rich, but with enticing fresh minerality giving energy to the rather full-bodied middle palate. The wine's cassis fruit is complicated by an almost decadent floral element. Finishes perfumed and very long, with wonderfully lush, supple, fine-grained tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2010
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon ever. Round and smooth and quite powerful. Very modern and easy - |Peynaud school of extraction|, according to Fr‚d‚ric Engerer. Not flashy! But a bit like malted milk. Very soft as opposed to the usual Latour style. Very round. Represents 2007 but not especially Latour (cf Las Cases) . We really tried to muscle it up as much as we could|, said Engerer (they included 16% press wine, much more than usual). But it's not that fresh. Well made but extremely unusual - a bit like 2003 by Bollinger in that respect. Perhaps it should be called '2007 by Latour', come to think of it?
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Rated - No tasting note given.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Very pretty and refined, with wonderful, silky tannin texture and ripeness. Full and harmonious, with lots of fruit at the end. A reserved and subtle wine.
    Author: James Suckling
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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.

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

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 344 bottles owned
    • 35 collectors