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  • Country ranking ?

    2 983
  • Producer ranking ?

    39
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2040
  • Food Pairing

    Seared duck with caramelised chicory

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 2012 2010 2005
398€ +12.1% 355€ -13.6% 411€ +8.7% 378€ +2.4% 369€ +121.0% 167€

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.

Tasting note

color

Medium

ending

Long and Spicy

flavors

Leather, Blackcurrant, Vegetal, Earthy, Tobacco and Mineral

nose

Intense and Complex

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Medium tannin, Well-structured, Multi-dimensional, Ripe, Round, Dry and Silky tannins

Written Notes

Ruby with thin garnet rim, sediments. Rich, blueberries, coffee, vanilla, leather. Fresh acidity, slightly rustic mid palate, have had better bottles, long finish. Did not get better with air.
  • 92p
Deep, Purple colour. Intense, ripe black fruit nose with ashes and black currants. Medium-bodied, silky tannins, vivid acidity low fruit intensity but elegant style. Long intense yetrestrained finish. Lackung fruit, but very focused savory palate. Decant for 2 hours. At its best in 2025
  • 88p

Information

Origin

Pauillac, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

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92p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Latour 1986  ( Château Latour )

"Bright ruby, cedar, cigars, blackcurrants, fresh plums, touch of red and darker berries, leather of best type, very elegant, open and showing for a Latour. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, slightly more evolved than Mouton and Lafite, surprisingly elegant. Very complex."

4y 4m ago

92p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Latour 1986  ( Château Latour )

"Ruby with thin garnet rim, sediments. Rich, blueberries, coffee, vanilla, leather. Fresh acidity, slightly rustic mid palate, have had better bottles, long finish. Did not get better with air. "

4y 4m ago

88p
 Juha Lihtonen, Sommelier (Finland)  tasted  Château Latour 1986  ( Château Latour )

"Deep, Purple colour. Intense, ripe black fruit nose with ashes and black currants. Medium-bodied, silky tannins, vivid acidity low fruit intensity but elegant style. Long intense yetrestrained finish. Lackung fruit, but very focused savory palate.

Decant for 2 hours. At its best in 2025"

4y 6m ago

95p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Latour 1986  ( Château Latour )

"Ruby, garnet rim, cassis, cigars and cedar. Again tighter than normal, leaner feel, needed time and air to open. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, I love the texture and structure, long. "

4y 7m ago

97p
 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Château Latour 1986  ( Château Latour )

"Superb dinners in Tallin with d'Yquem 1985 as the start among Latour 1986."

5y 5m ago

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