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  • Country ranking ?

    4 083
  • Producer ranking ?

    64
  • Decanting time

    1h
  • When to drink

    Now
  • Food Pairing

    Rib Eye Steaks with Demi-Glace and White Bean Purée

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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Tasting note

color

Ruby red and Dark

ending

Long, Pure and Lingering

flavors

Smoky, Licorice, Cedar, Cigar-box and Mineral

nose

Intense, Complex, Refined and Rich

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Balanced, Concentrated, Well-Integrated, Mature, Medium-bodied, Refined, Elegant, Firm and Drying tannins

Verdict

Impressive and Full-bodied

Written Notes

Dark red. Had intense nose and palate of ripe blackcurrants with delicious sweetness, spicy fruit. Strong tannin, which however wasn't allowed to dominate. It was meaty wine with splendid structure and long aftertaste. All in all, it was an extremely successful wine in one of the so-called lesser vintages. This wine should be able to entertain us in additional 5-7 years.

  • 92p
Deep ruby with broad brick rim. Chocolate, hints of mint leaves, leather, some cherries, bell peppers, cigars and blackcurrants. Soft attack, fresh acidity, ripe tannins, well balanced, coffee and a bit dark chocolate bitter in the long finish with some citrus feel to it. Different and surprising. 90
  • 90p

Information

Origin

Pauillac, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Below Average

Value For Money

Poor

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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92p
 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Latour 1979  ( Château Latour )

Dark red. Had intense nose and palate of ripe blackcurrants with delicious sweetness, spicy fruit. Strong tannin, which however wasn't allowed to dominate. It was meaty wine with splendid structure and long aftertaste. All in all, it was an extremely successful wine in one of the so-called lesser vintages. This wine should be able to entertain us in additional 5-7 years.

8m 14d ago

90p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Latour 1979  ( Château Latour )

"Deep ruby with broad brick rim. Chocolate, hints of mint leaves, leather, some cherries, bell peppers, cigars and blackcurrants. Soft attack, fresh acidity, ripe tannins, well balanced, coffee and a bit dark chocolate bitter in the long finish with some citrus feel to it. Different and surprising. 90"

1y 7m ago

94p
 Juha Lihtonen, Sommelier (Finland)  tasted  Château Latour 1979  ( Château Latour )

"Another example of Latour's aristocracy. It never turns you down, not even on mediocre vintage."

3y 9m ago

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