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53 Ratings
Château Latour Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé

Wine Details

Region

PauillacBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(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.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 93-96 - As reviewed by Robert Parker
  • Decanter
    (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
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/01/2007
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1982 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 103, July/August 2002 ($625-$695) Dark red, with an amber rim. Liqueur-like aromas of plum, roasted meat, mocha, tobacco, truffle and burnished oak. Fat, lush and smooth, with explosive fruit and powerful underlying backbone. Massive but not at all heavy. Wonderfully tactile wine, finishing with big, chewy-but-ripe tannins and great persistence. (My second bottle showed even more class and delineation, and rat...
  • Robert Parker
    (1982 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 129