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  • Decanting time

    30 min
  • When to drink

    1940-50
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

The Story

The 47 hectares which surround the Château, the heart of the estate, are called "l'Enclos". Only the grapes from these 47 ha make the "Grand Vin de Château Latour". The vines in this vineyard are very old, some of them being centenarian. This "Enclos" benefits from a very unique terroir that combines an optimized sub-soil nutrition for the vines, the Gironde river which tempers extreme weather conditions, and a typical Médoc climate, largely influenced by the Atlantic ocean, which allows the grapes to reach maturation under favourable conditions.

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2010 2005 2000 1995
5 933€ +104.9% 2 895€ -24.7% 3 844€ +506.3% 634€

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I seemed to hit a lull in my notes at this point. After all, I started the day in Paris at approximately 3am New York time, and it was now approaching midnight in New York…and there was an auction the next day. I would recover, but for a brief period, my notes fell off a cliff. The 1881 Latour was sweet and port-like with nice cedar flavors (92).
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Pauillac, Bordeaux

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Château Latour 1881  ( Château Latour )

"I seemed to hit a lull in my notes at this point. After all, I started the day in Paris at approximately 3am New York time, and it was now approaching midnight in New York…and there was an auction the next day. I would recover, but for a brief period, my notes fell off a cliff. The 1881 Latour was sweet and port-like with nice cedar flavors (92)."

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