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125 Ratings
Chateau Latour Pauillac

Wine Details

Style

Red

Region

BordeauxFrance

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 2002 Vintage) Alcohol Percentage: 12.5 % Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

Expert Reviews
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  • 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
  • Decanter
    (From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Fairly deep brick-red; sweetish nose, cedar, mushroomy; soft but stalky, drying out, quite butter finish; fairly short. Drink fast.
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 92+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/00.