1901 Chateau Latour Pauillac
115 Ratings
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115 Ratings
1901 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 1999 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
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 1982 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 129
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1982 Vintage) Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 129 on Jun-00
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1990 Vintage)
  • Decanter
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 5/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Dense, almost black colour, really superb nose of blackcurrants, tobacco and cedar, very elegant and full of hidden power, the product of a great terroir matched to very intelligent wine making, has 'creamy' tannins due to the ripeness of the Merlot, yet
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/01/2007