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    12
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    now to 2040
  • Food Pairing

    truffled white pudding

Château Latour decided to release the Grand Vin de Château Latour 2000 and Les Forts de Latour 2009 onto the market.

 For the last three years we have been selecting wines from our cellars that we think will best satisfy our clients and connoisseurs of the Estate. 

This year we have decided to offer the Grand Vin de Château Latour 2000 and Les Forts de Latour 2009.

Château Latour 2000 is a giant of a wine that evolves slowly. After 16 years of ageing, this wine is subtle, elegant and concentrated, yet is just starting to open up and reveal its full complexity. With excellent cellaring potential, this wine lives up to the expectations it raised in its infancy. For this release, we are offering the totality of stock still available at the Estate. 

2009 was a wonderfully hot and sunny year which produced wines with a magical charm and impressive structure. Forts de Latour 2009 is a fleshy, elegant and complex wine with an incredible expression of ripe fruits. Having reached its first stage of maturity, this wine can already be thoroughly enjoyed whilst retaining excellent cellaring possibilities. 

These two wines will be released onto the market at the end of March exclusively via a selection of wine merchants from La Place de Bordeaux. They will join the Pauillac de Château Latour 2010 which was released at the beginning of the year.

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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 2012 2011 2010 2005
834€ +2.1% 817€ -10.4% 912€ -2.4% 934€ +1.7% 918€ -22.7% 1 187€ +25.6% 945€ +202.9% 312€

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 Lingering

flavors

Raspberry, Cherry and Honey

nose

Intense, Opulent and Refined

recommend

Yes

taste

Complex, Well-structured and Rich

Written Notes

The 2000 Latour, however, was appropriately served last in this superlative flight. ‘Is that a powerful wine or what?’ Someone rhetorically asked. It was a penetrating beast, sinus-clearing with its t ‘n a, along with aromas of cement, cedar and a touch of milkshake. Rich, concentrated and dense, the Latour was the biggest wine of the evening and also the thickest and the longest. Game emerged in this behemoth of a wine. It reminded me of that Kayne West song where the chorus goes, ‘bigger, longer, faster, stronger.’ While I am hesitant to give young wines scores in the 98 and 99 point territory because my convictions are that those scores are for wines that stand the test of time, the 2000 Latour left me no choice
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Château Latour 2000 / 100 -points /Consistent notes. Almost black red. A breathless wine with extremely intense aroma of perfectly ripe blackcurrants and blueberries. Ultra concentrated berries with delightful lusciousness on the palate. Extravagantly deep, extravagantly strong structure and impressive width. Angels sing! Sure bet to cellar it in at least 30 years from now on. This was in March 2006. 10 years later - monster wine with fascinating nose of truffles, so fat on the palate that it can be cut in slices, almost oily texture, incredible richness, complexity and sophisticated touch. 50+ years to live out the dream. A fantastic tribute to the vintage!

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Presented with this stunning vintage by Artemis Group’s (owner of Chateau Latour), President, Patricia Barbizet, I found it to be an exceptionally great wine with fresh, lavishly rich character, freshness and dark, inky purity. A truly exceptional vintage. 100 pts
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Information

Origin

Pauillac, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Good

Fake factory

Be Cautious

Glass Time

2h

Drinking Temperature

16

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Latour 2000  ( Château Latour )

Château Latour 2000 / 100 -points /Consistent notes. Almost black red. A breathless wine with extremely intense aroma of perfectly ripe blackcurrants and blueberries. Ultra concentrated berries with delightful lusciousness on the palate. Extravagantly deep, extravagantly strong structure and impressive width. Angels sing! Sure bet to cellar it in at least 30 years from now on. This was in March 2006. 10 years later - monster wine with fascinating nose of truffles, so fat on the palate that it can be cut in slices, almost oily texture, incredible richness, complexity and sophisticated touch. 50+ years to live out the dream. A fantastic tribute to the vintage!

2m 23d ago

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Latour 2000  ( Château Latour )

"Correction - tasted in April 2016 not in April 2015. Monster wine, fascinating nose of truffles, so fat that it can be cat in slices, almost oily texture, incredible richness, complexity and sophisticated touch. Can keep for at least 50 years from now on. A fantastic tribute to the vintage!!!"

11m 17d ago

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Latour 2000  ( Château Latour )

"Tasted in April 2015. Monster wine, fascinating nose of truffles, so fat that it can be cut in slices, almost oily texture, incredible richness, complexity and sophisticated touch. Can keep for at least 50 years from now on. A fantastic tribute to the vintage!!"

11m 17d ago

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Château Latour 2000  ( Château Latour )

"The 2000 Latour, however, was appropriately served last in this superlative flight. ‘Is that a powerful wine or what?’ Someone rhetorically asked. It was a penetrating beast, sinus-clearing with its t ‘n a, along with aromas of cement, cedar and a touch of milkshake. Rich, concentrated and dense, the Latour was the biggest wine of the evening and also the thickest and the longest. Game emerged in this behemoth of a wine. It reminded me of that Kayne West song where the chorus goes, ‘bigger, longer, faster, stronger.’ While I am hesitant to give young wines scores in the 98 and 99 point territory because my convictions are that those scores are for wines that stand the test of time, the 2000 Latour left me no choice"

1y 2d ago

100p
 Igor Sill, Pro (United States)  tasted  Château Latour 2000  ( Château Latour )

" Presented with this stunning vintage by Artemis Group’s (owner of Chateau Latour), President, Patricia Barbizet, I found it to be an exceptionally great wine with fresh, lavishly rich character, freshness and dark, inky purity. A truly exceptional vintage. 100 pts"

1y 2m ago

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 Ronan Sayburn MS , Sommelier (United Kingdom)  tasted  Château Latour 2000  ( Château Latour )

"Nose solid and firm, quite tight, very fine and elegant, hiding lots of power and complexity, fruit on palate solid, weighty tannins very youthful, great elegance and class, young thoroughbred racehorse. Will age fantastically. "

2y 29d ago

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 Juha Lihtonen, Sommelier (Finland)  tasted  Château Latour 2000  ( Château Latour )

"Surprisingly evolved bottle for 2000 with vegetal farmyard aromas mixed with classic pencil shave and violet flavors. Great concentration. Far from delivering its best yet. Cellar it!
"

3y 6m ago

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Château Latour 2000  ( Château Latour )

"What can I say about the 2000 Latour? It was practically perfect; in fact, perfect ended up in my notes three times, specifically describing its smoke, fruit and sweetness. Smoke, fruit and sweetness, sounds like a good Saturday night, but it was Friday, yet the Latour didn’t come too soon, as great men, I mean wines, are prone to do. Long and stylish, this was a wine that will arrive on time no matter what hour it is. It was ‘pure everything,’ as I wrote. The 2000 Latour is a wine that gets me excited (98)."

4y 2m ago

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