1980 Latour 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac | First Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

WS 89   Collector 88
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

A pretty and harmonious wine. Amber-red color. Berry, cedar, ash, with hints of tea and tobacco. Medium-bodied, with medium silky tannins and a tobacco, cherry finish.--Latour vertical. Drink now.

Drink Dates: 2000+
Author: James Suckling


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 88
Author: coffeemuse
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/24/2011

Average rating: 86, based on 2 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

115 bottles owned by 51 collectors.

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About This Producer


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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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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