(2004 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.
Wine Advocate(1996 Vintage) Concentrated, Cassis, Mineral, Full-bodiedWine Advocate - 1st Growth, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France-" A spectacular Latour...phenomenally sweet, pure aromas of cassis infused with subtle minerals. This massive offering possesses unreal levels of extract, full body, intensely ripe, but abundant tannin, and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute."
Robert Parker(2004 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/01/2007
Robert Parker(1940 Vintage) Rating: 92+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
International Wine Cellar(1997 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on May-00.
Wine Spectator(1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/00.