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.
1928 Château Latour (Pauillac)
The 1928 vintage was excellent for Latour. Weather conditions were encouraging during the whole summer. Big heatwave before and during the harvesting of the very sound and fully ripe grapes. At Latour they made 85 casks of wine. This was for a long time infamous for being an overly tannic wine. However it has mellowed marvellously now.
Excellent Château-bottling. Level was high-shoulder. Dark, deep red colour. On the nose wonderful aromas of blackcurrants, mint, black truffles, plums and mineral notes. Full-bodied with no hard edges. Still showing remarkable balance between layers of sweet fruit and the softened tannins. The intensity of fruit is remarkable. This is the one of the finest Latours ever, together with the 1929. Delicious to drink from now on through 2025.
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Average Bottle Price
|2 432€ +20.9%||2 011€ -11.3%||2 266€ -10.9%||2 544€ -28.1%||3 540€ -30.9%||5 122€ +102.3%||2 532€ +105.9%||1 230€ +22.0%||1 008€ +106.6%||488€|