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  • Country ranking ?

    4 037
  • Producer ranking ?

    63
  • Decanting time

    1h
  • When to drink

    Now
  • Food Pairing

    Beef Tenderloin with Ancho and Fennel Seeds

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 1950

1950
The weather conditions

Favorable weather throughout the growing period and particularly heavy fruiting characterized this crop. Harvest on 20 September.



Vintage quality and tasting comments

Naturally, we assumed that not great quality could come of such abundance. We worked under this misapprehension for a very long time. Yet these were very good wines, supple and ripe, very commercial. Then fairly rapid maturation gave great enjoyment just a few years later. Today the wine has lost most of its fruit and concentration but has kept a surprising elegant balance that one can still appreciate.

Quality: Good year



The moment for optimal drinking and best way of serving

Mahogany. Quite evoluted.
Still fruity with a good concentration. Soft tanins. Fresh. Nice finish. The wine has passed its best but it will still be enjoyable for many years to come.
When 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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Tasting note

color

Full

ending

Medium, Spicy and Harsh

flavors

Mint, Earthy and Spice

nose

Open

recommend

Yes

taste

Perfectly balanced, Well-structured, Elegant, Round and Rich

Written Notes

The 1950 Latour had a thicker finish with a strong grip. It was drier with more desert qualities and a leathery personality. Its nose had great spice and earth aromas, along with black tobacco. Its palate was big, rich and chocolaty, but with a little air, it came back down to Earth. Initially, it was my favorite, but it got leaner in the glass, a touch too quickly (93).
  • 93p

Reminded really much of Latour 1955, but the wine here was lighter and barely so long in the aftertaste. It had peaked several years ago.

  • 89p

Information

Origin

Pauillac, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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89p
 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Latour 1950  ( Château Latour )

Reminded really much of Latour 1955, but the wine here was lighter and barely so long in the aftertaste. It had peaked several years ago.

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93p
 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Château Latour 1950  ( Château Latour )

"The 1950 Latour had a thicker finish with a strong grip. It was drier with more desert qualities and a leathery personality. Its nose had great spice and earth aromas, along with black tobacco. Its palate was big, rich and chocolaty, but with a little air, it came back down to Earth. Initially, it was my favorite, but it got leaner in the glass, a touch too quickly (93). "

2y 3m ago

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