2008 Château Latour
- 95 WA
- 94 WS
- 94 IWC
- 93 JR
Red Bordeaux Blend
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Wine Advocate | Rating: 95An extraordinary wine, the classic 2008 Latour (13.5% natural alcohol) is composed of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc (40% of the production made it into the grand vin). Its dense purple color is followed by hints of espresso roast, cassis, burning embers, truffles and graphite. Rich with full-bodied power, beautiful purity and graciousness allied to a voluminous, savory, broad mouthfeel, this beauty will be drinkable in 4-5 years and will keep for three decades.Author: Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18Great stuff and gorgeous and so Cabernet and glamorous. Polished. Medicinal. Classic.Author: Jancis Robinson
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94Saturated ruby-red. Subdued but wonderfully pure nose hints at black cherry, graphite, tobacco, licorice, black olive and crushed stone. Lush, sweet and deep, with terrific energy and early sex appeal to the dark berry, spice and vanilla flavors. The sweetness builds on the very long aftertaste, where the solid tannins are in perfect harmony with the wine's fruit. Leaves a black cherry perfume in the retronasal passage. Likely to be one of the vintage's longest-lived examples.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: July/August 2011
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94This is dense and muscular, but balanced, with the flesh to offset the sinew, as pure mulled black currant, melted fig and crushed plum fruit is caressed by substantial but fine-grained structure. The long, iron- and tobacco-filled finish has excellent focus and drive. This could rival LLC for longest-lived wine of the vintage. Best from 2013 through 2022. 9,500 cases made.Author: James Molesworth
Self | Rating: 96Author: Pierre T184
Self | Rating: 942008 barrel sample @ Chateau. Deeply colored, pooling blue; red rim. Glass streaks and eddying swirls. This is already intense! Big, full bodied with enormous grip & a scaffolding of solid structure. Tannic and drying, austere. Nice long length. Not as balanced as H-B, and not as kid-friendly either. 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% M; 0.75% CF, and 0.25% Petit Verdot. 40% of the harvest, another severely selected wine. A brawny and stubborn wine for En Primeur, not that there's anything wrong with that! Check back in 2020, this one will need the most time of the Firsts to assimilate and uncover the great fruit from the Enclos plots. 92-94 pts.Author: Miguel L
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White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of and , and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of .
is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.
The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as , , and in and . These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 1082 bottles owned
- 111 collectors
- Average collector rating: 95
(Out of 111 collectors)