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.
1924 Château Latour (Pauillac)
The vintage 1924 was not outstanding although a very good one. Poor spring, which was followed by miserable rainy summer. Luckily ideal weather conditions in September turned the misery into happiness for the winegrowers and saved the vintage.
This wine was tasted blind and it overwhelmed all of us with its energy. The condition was extraordinary suggesting a much younger wine. The wine showed astonishing suppleness and vividness from the nose to the long aftertaste. Good bottle with top-shoulder level. Bright, still moderately intense mahogany red colour. The tremendously intense, rich and complex nose is marked by sophisticated style of the left bank.
Nose shows roasted coffee, blackcurrant leaves, herbs, and chocolate. Very seductive nose. Moderately high acidity together with ripe, refined and elegant tannins forms a firm structure to the wine. Intense ripe fruit flavours mainly cassis and delicate spiciness marries wonderfully. Acidity and tannins form a balanced chewy taste that lasts for long in the supple lingering aftertaste. What an aristocrat! Drinking perfectly now but a well-kept bottle will keep over a decade.
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Average Bottle Price
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