1865 Chateau Latour Pauillac
120 Ratings
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120 Ratings
1865 Chateau Latour Pauillac

Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) The 2011 Latour has a wonderful soapy Cabernet nose. Etherial though perhaps lacking some volume at the moment. The palate reveals a granite-chiseled Latour but with a real skip in its step: lots of vibrational energy. The tannins feel just a little bit exagerated at the moment and dominate the persistent finish.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1940 Vintage) 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

Average vine age is 37 years. In order to retain the advantage of older vines, the renewal of the vines is not done in lots, but periodically throughout the vineyard. Each vine that is replaced is identified by a yellow plastic ring, making them easily identifiable so they can be harvested before the main harvest in order to avoid any confusion. This isolation of the young vines continues for 8 years. The 124 acres produce around 20,000 cases.

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Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/90