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  • Country ranking ?

    6 560
  • Producer ranking ?

    110
  • Decanting time

    45min
  • When to drink

    Now
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

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 1960

1960
The weather conditions

After a very fine spring, the vine was exceptionally well advanced at the end of June and, despite a mediocre summer of which August and September were quite bad, the harvest began two weeks earlier than usual, on 12 September. It was a year of ripe Merlot, which produced rounded, supple and fruity wines. The Petit Verdot, too, was very ripe, another proof of a good maturation .
The musts were frank, rich, fat, colored and aromatic.


Vintage quality and tasting comments

The first tastings showed a well-colored wine with good vinosity and body. Since then, this wine has confirmed those first impressions, and if it is not as renowned as it could have been, it is because it was born in the shadow of the 1959 and was eclipsed by the very great 1961.

Quality: Mediocre year



The moment for optimal drinking and best way of serving

The wine has passed its optimum for some time, but it still remains remarkebly balanced
The tanins are supple and round. The wine is not overly concentrated but it shows a pleasant harmony.
Reasonable finish yet a bit austere.
Keep the bottle 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 these sediments, and serve.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

<10 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Full and Dark

ending

Medium, Spicy and Harsh

flavors

Earthy and Spice

nose

Intense

recommend

No

taste

Perfectly balanced, Light, Harmonious, Fruity and Dry

Written Notes

Deep red. Ripe raspberries and raspberry drops on the nose. Very elegant and refined wine with beautiful balance and deliciously sweet aftertaste. It was charming stylish and graceful wine, which just tasted magnificently. It should be able to be like that for additional 4-5 years.

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Information

Origin

Pauillac, Bordeaux

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Latour 1960  ( Château Latour )

Deep red. Ripe raspberries and raspberry drops on the nose. Very elegant and refined wine with beautiful balance and deliciously sweet aftertaste. It was charming stylish and graceful wine, which just tasted magnificently. It should be able to be like that for additional 4-5 years.

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