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  • Country ranking ?

    824
  • Producer ranking ?

    16
  • Decanting time

    1h.30min
  • When to drink

    Now
  • Food Pairing

    Saddle of devilled lamb with young vegetables

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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Vintage 1924

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

2016 2015 2014 2012 2010 2005 2000
1 243€ +4.7% 1 187€ +17.9% 1 007€ +5.3% 956€ -3.8% 994€ +5.3% 944€ +20.1% 786€

This data comes from the FINE Auction Index, a composite of average prices for wines sold at commercial auctions in 20 countries. The average prices from each year have been collected since 1990. This chart plots the index value of the average price of the wines.

Latest Pro-tasting notes

<10 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Full

ending

Long, Lingering and Spicy

flavors

Blackcurrant, Coffee, Herbs and Chocolate

nose

Intense, Seductive, Complex and Opulent

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Complex, Well-structured, Balanced, Medium-bodied, Firm, Rich and Ripe

Verdict

Impressive and Excellent

Written Notes

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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Information

Origin

Pauillac, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Satisfactory

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

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 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Château Latour 1924  ( Château Latour )

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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