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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 1946

1946
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.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

<10 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Full

ending

Medium

nose

Youthful

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Well-structured, Good texture, Medium-bodied and Sweet

Written Notes

A mature wine, rather tart, but quite tasty anyway. Quite light wine with lovely concentration and nice aftertaste. Not at all a failed shot!

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Information

Origin

Pauillac, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Poor

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Latour 1946  ( Château Latour )

A mature wine, rather tart, but quite tasty anyway. Quite light wine with lovely concentration and nice aftertaste. Not at all a failed shot!

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