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    2 431
  • Producer ranking ?

    32
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Potatoes Mashed with Turnips and Celery Root

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

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
449€ +9.5% 410€ -23.8% 538€ -21.3% 684€ -22.0% 877€

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Written Notes

Inconsistent notes. Improved a lot since first sip of barrel sample. Classic style of high level Bordeaux wine and classic Latour with tobacco and leather flavors, the nose was extremely catchy, elegant and sophisticated with intense black cherries. On the palate it had multiple flavors and extremely long aftertaste. Awesome effort.

  • 97p
Ruby, cassis, intense, leather notes, just like Mouton, a bit closed now, last bottle, only three months ago, was more open. Has a refined feel to it, regal. Gorgeous acidity, ripe tannins, superb length.
  • 95p

Information

Origin

Pauillac, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

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97p
 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Latour 2008  ( Château Latour )

Inconsistent notes. Improved a lot since first sip of barrel sample. Classic style of high level Bordeaux wine and classic Latour with tobacco and leather flavors, the nose was extremely catchy, elegant and sophisticated with intense black cherries. On the palate it had multiple flavors and extremely long aftertaste. Awesome effort.

7m 20d ago

95p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Latour 2008  ( Château Latour )

"Ruby, almost raw at the moment, cassis, still feels like a barrel sample. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, stunning balance, refinement starting to show on the palate, feels almost like some of the 2010's I have been tasting lately. Forget it for ten years. "

4y 4m ago

95p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Latour 2008  ( Château Latour )

"Ruby, cassis, intense, leather notes, just like Mouton, a bit closed now, last bottle, only three months ago, was more open. Has a refined feel to it, regal. Gorgeous acidity, ripe tannins, superb length. "

4y 4m ago

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