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.
The weather conditions
Generally unfavorable weather throughout the growing period.There were cold, wet periods and dry spells, then more rain and finally fine weather towards September and during the harvest. Quality was nevertheless adversely affected by the vagaries of the climate.
Harvesting began on 25 September.
Vintage quality and tasting comments
On the whole it was a disappointing vintage, poor and without charm. The wines produced were in general hollow and short, with a pointe de verdeur (greeness).
Quality: Mediocre year
The moment for optimal drinking and best way of serving
The wine has passed its optimum a long time ago. If a bottle is opened, keep vertical at least half a day to settle the sediments at the bottom of the bottle. Then slowly pour the wine into a decanter in order to get rid of the sediments and serve.