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  • Country ranking ?

    4 635
  • Producer ranking ?

    74
  • Decanting time

    1h
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • 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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Tasting note

color

Full

ending

Medium

nose

Intense

recommend

Yes

Written Notes

Next up was a wine that was very wound in the nose with more alcohol and anise, although it was subtle and refined as well. The nose left a delicate and fine impression overall. There was a .tingle. quality to its spiny nature as some fruit tried to escape, but the palate put the wine right back into the jails of its tannic and alcoholic systems. Although neither its .t. nor .a. was overtly dominating, those were its standout characteristics on its palate. The balanced and refined qualities were very good despite that fact
  • 90p
Latour – a bit light and not really up to level of quality and excitement of Mouton Rothschild and Lafite. Still it isn’t a bad wine, just gracious, seductive and tasty. 92p.
  • 92p
In neck fill. Ruby, brick rim. Fresh, lean and redcurrants and raspberries nose. Touch of tobacco, more scented after twenty minutes in decanter. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner palate, crisp feel to it, some lovely red berries notes, not that complex, good length. 87
  • 87p

Information

Origin

Pauillac, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Château Latour 1985  ( Château Latour )

"Next up was a wine that was very wound in the nose with more alcohol and anise, although it was subtle and refined as well. The nose left a delicate and fine impression overall. There was a .tingle. quality to its spiny nature as some fruit tried to escape, but the palate put the wine right back into the jails of its tannic and alcoholic systems. Although neither its .t. nor .a. was overtly dominating, those were its standout characteristics on its palate. The balanced and refined qualities were very good despite that fact"

1y 4m ago

87p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Latour 1985  ( Château Latour )

"In neck fill. Ruby, brick rim. Fresh, lean and redcurrants and raspberries nose. Touch of tobacco, more scented after twenty minutes in decanter. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner palate, crisp feel to it, some lovely red berries notes, not that complex, good length. 87
"

1y 6m ago

93p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Latour 1985  ( Château Latour )

"Bright ruby, garnet rim, more mature fruits, prunes, cassis, leather, coffee, cigars, very fresh acidity, ripe and mature tannins, extremelly complex and elegant, fantastic finish. More mature than the Lafite. "

4y 4m ago

89p
 Juha Lihtonen, Sommelier (Finland)  tasted  Château Latour 1985  ( Château Latour )

"Medium deep, ruby colour. Rich, complex nose with intense cassis nose with dark chocolate, toasty and mocha. Medium-bodied, intense, satiny texture, supple tannins and lively acidity. Long savory finish with blavk currants.

Decant for 2 hours. At its peak in 2035."

4y 6m ago

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