1974 Chateau Latour Pauillac
120 Ratings
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120 Ratings
1974 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

(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
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 1940 Vintage) Rating: 92+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1990 Vintage)
  • 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 1982 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 129