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
This was a very good year in terms of quality and also very good as regards volume. It was also a year when cochylis and eudemis caused great damage. Very ripe grapes, very high degrees. Low acidity. This led to difficulties with vinification.
Vintage quality and tasting comments
A very commercial wine which matured rapidly but has proved very long-lived. Color is still not showing to much of age, tar and chocolate on the nose, full-bodied, held by a very good acidity.
Quality: Great year
The moment for optimal drinking and best way of serving
The wine has passed its optimum, but it is still worth some interest since it has kept its fruit and balance.
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.
Recommended glass shape
Average Bottle Price
|1 766€ +37.2%||1 287€ +14.7%||1 122€ -15.1%||1 322€ +32.5%||998€ +34.0%||745€ +113.5%||349€|