1940 Chateau Latour Pauillac
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120 Ratings
1940 Chateau Latour Pauillac

Wine Description

(From 1988 Vintage) Consistent notes except for cont'd softening of tannins with age; Med dark ruby w/amber edge; impressive nose; not too tannic; lovely Cabernet fruit; med.-full body; beautifully balanced, very ripe, almost sweet fruit; some of the leaness (esp. mid=palate) & hardness of the vintage but not austere, esp. for a Latour; long, complex, intense & elegant. Ready now but with plenty of life ahead.

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Good full ruby-red. Fresh aromas of cassis, tobacco leaf, minerals, graphite and licorice. Sweet, dense and consistent from start to finish, with enticing flavors of dark berries and chocolate given g...

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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.

Good full ruby-red. Fresh aromas of cassis, tobacco leaf, minerals, graphite and licorice. Sweet, dense and consistent from start to finish, with enticing flavors of dark berries and chocolate given g...

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    classy 1st growth nose masculine but stylish finish a tad light although very good with Chinese soup base. very good but a notch lower than better vintages.

    4 months
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    rp 96 라뚜르 특유의 은은한 가죽향에 확 올라오는 산미, 아직 잘 살아있는 탄닌이 나름 괜챦았는데 서대표 왈 상태 별로라고 함 올빈의 원래 상태인지 약간의 부쇼네인지 잘 구분이 안가는 약간 콤콤한 향이 느껴지기도 함 66빈을 감안하면 나름 훌륭

    4 months
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    May 2014 summer whites - eh but not awful

    4 months
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    STillstill fresh aging well

    4 months
Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 92+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010