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  • Producer ranking ?

    53
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Lamb Loin with Carrot Risotto

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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Average Bottle Price

2016 2015 2014 2013 2011 2010 2005
357€ +2.3% 349€ -15.3% 412€ +33.8% 308€ -18.5% 378€ +49.4% 253€ +75.7% 144€

This data comes from the FINE Auction Index, a composite of average prices for wines sold at commercial auctions in 20 countries. The average prices from each year have been collected since 1990. This chart plots the index value of the average price of the wines.

Latest Pro-tasting notes

12 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Medium

flavors

Cardamom and Coffee

taste

One-dimensional

Written Notes

Medium red. Ripe berries with a scent of over ripeness. Quite light. Was pleasant on the palate, but quite dry in the aftertaste. Lacked concentration, sweetness and had too dry tannins on the palate, to really be a gilt-edged experience. It won't profit from additional cellaring.

  • 88p
Medium intense, ruby colour. A bit closed, very intense black fruits with mineral nose and touch of toffee and licorice. Mediumbodied, vivid acidity, big tannins and bit steely black fruit character. Moderately long, mineral finish. Decant for 4 hours. Peaking in 2025.
  • 86p
Very top shoulder fill. Bright ruby, garnet rim. Opened up superbly with three hours of decanting. Intensely scented, more scented and cedar, plums, cassis and a very slight touch og prunes. Finest leather available. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins and quite noticable even if ripe. Lovely. Lively, can be mistaken for lean mid-palate but lots of things going on. Refreshing and lively finish, superb complexity, very long finish. Exquisit with filet of venison.
  • 98p

Information

Origin

Pauillac, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

Glass time

2h

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88p
 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Latour 1975  ( Château Latour )

Medium red. Ripe berries with a scent of over ripeness. Quite light. Was pleasant on the palate, but quite dry in the aftertaste. Lacked concentration, sweetness and had too dry tannins on the palate, to really be a gilt-edged experience. It won't profit from additional cellaring.

7m 21d ago

86p
 Juha Lihtonen, Sommelier (Finland)  tasted  Château Latour 1975  ( Château Latour )

"Medium intense, ruby colour. A bit closed, very intense black fruits with mineral nose and touch of toffee and licorice. Mediumbodied, vivid acidity, big tannins and bit steely black fruit character. Moderately long, mineral finish.

Decant for 4 hours. Peaking in 2025."

4y 6m ago

98p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Latour 1975  ( Château Latour )

"Very top shoulder fill. Bright ruby, garnet rim. Opened up superbly with three hours of decanting. Intensely scented, more scented and cedar, plums, cassis and a very slight touch og prunes. Finest leather available. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins and quite noticable even if ripe. Lovely. Lively, can be mistaken for lean mid-palate but lots of things going on. Refreshing and lively finish, superb complexity, very long finish. Exquisit with filet of venison. "

4y 8m ago

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