2008 Latour de Latour

  • 88 WA
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 95751-2008-750

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Bibendum will have this third wine from the 2004 vintage for the UK on-trade and BBR for the off-trade in the UK rather than Lay & Wheeler as in the past.Deep crimson with a purple tinge. The only blend that might change very slightly - maybe add a little bit more press wine or something. Really rather seductive nose. You could almost drink this now! Very polished and rich and zesty. Pretty clever. Hint of malt that softens it. Then scrunched up on the finish. Clean and neat. Lots of Merlot.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    Composed of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot and tipping the scales at an impressive 13.5% alcohol, the 2008 Pauillac exhibits lots of cedarwood and black currant notes. Quite evolved, medium-bodied, and already very complex, this wine will drink well for another 5-8 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 91

    2008 barrel sample @ Chateau Latour. Nice Merlot! Good fruit yielded a little dark and thick, casual and almost luscious wine - in comparison to the strict, formal big brothers at the chateau. This is an on-trade wine, released from Latour after 5 years in bottle through 2 negociants, typically between 30-50Euro. 45% CS, 55% M. What the Grand Vin disdained in approachable Merlot accrued to the benefit of this Pauillac. Bodes well for the vines producing these grapes when they mature for use in the #1 down the road. 88-91 points, depending on your tastes. Probably says more about me than the wine that I enjoyed it more than the Forts!
    Author: Miguel L
  • Self | Rating: 90

    not an epic year for Bordeaux but a very serviceable wine true to type. Well delinieated, precise, a bit austere. Long finish, ready to drink.
    Author: Daddy
  • Self | Rating: 94

    This has reached new heights. Elegant and powerful. This has a long life ahead and is just getting into its drinking window.
    Author: Cellar Dweller 33
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

  • 38 bottles owned
  • 6 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 6 collectors)