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  • Country ranking ?

    1 491
  • Producer ranking ?

    22
  • Decanting time

    5h
  • When to drink

    from 2020
  • Food Pairing

    Roast lamb served medium-rare

Parker Points for Latour 2012-1959

 

           
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  Red Wine 2010 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 100   Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 1204+
  Red Wine 2009 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 100   Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 1178+
  Red Wine 2008 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 96   Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 468+
  Red Wine 2007 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 92+ Early Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 444+
  Red Wine 2006 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 95   Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 462+
  Red Wine 2005 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 98   Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 883+
  Red Wine 2004 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 95 Early Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 435+
  Red Wine 2003 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 100 Early Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 829+
  Red Wine 2002 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 94   Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 444+
  Red Wine 2001 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 95   Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 454+
  Red Wine 2000 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 99   Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 950+
  Red Wine 1999 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 93   Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 440+
  Red Wine 1998 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 90 Early Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 415+
  Red Wine 1997 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 89 Old Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s)  
  Red Wine 1996 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 100   Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 665+
  Red Wine 1995 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 96   Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 500+
  Red Wine 1994 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 94 Early Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s)  
  Red Wine 1993 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 90 Mature Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s)  
  Red Wine 1992 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 88 Old Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s)  
  Red Wine 1991 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 89 Old Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s)  
  Red Wine 1990 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 94   Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 509+
  Red Wine 1989 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 89 Late Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 339+
  Red Wine 1988 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 91 Mature Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 450+
  Red Wine 1987 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 86 Old Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 373+
  Red Wine 1986 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 90 Mature Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 339+
  Red Wine 1985 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 88 Old Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 375+
  Red Wine 1984 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 84 Old Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 373
  Red Wine 1983 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 88 Old Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 450+
  Red Wine 1982 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 100 Early Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 1400+
  Red Wine 1981 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 88 Old Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 260+
  Red Wine 1980 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 83    
  Red Wine 1979 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 88 Old Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 419+
  Red Wine 1978 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 90 Old Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 370+
  Red Wine 1976 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 83 Old Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 371+
  Red Wine 1975 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 93   Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 376+
  Red Wine 1974 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 86 Old Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 424+
  Red Wine 1973 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 78 Old Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 250+
  Red Wine 1972 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 75 Old Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 410+
  Red Wine 1971 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 94 Old Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 407+
  Red Wine 1970 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 85   Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 438+
  Red Wine 1969 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 74 Old Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 368+
  Red Wine 1967 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 88   Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 665
  Red Wine 1966 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 96 Late Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 575+
  Red Wine 1964 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 91 Old Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 525+
  Red Wine 1962 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 95 Late Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 695+
  Red Wine 1961 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 100 Mature Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 4962+
  Red Wine 1959 Click to see the Wine Advocate Review(s) of this wine Latour 96 Old Click to see Current Retailer Offering(s) 1998+

 

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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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Written Notes

This wine was remarkably strong for the vintage with powerful structure and backbone combined with intense fruit, ripe tannin, great complexity and long finish. Probably the best 1.Cru wine in this vintage.

  • 94p
Ruby. Scented, red berries, cassis, flirting Latour, quite intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, leaner, detailed, fruity, long if lean finish. Charming Latour. 91-93
  • 91p
Deep purple red with violet hue and black core. Elegant but persistant nose with densely woven character, elegant berry fruit, blackerries and hints of elderberries. In the background slightly floral. On the palate closed character with excellent structure and length, firm but ripe tannins and elgant fruit.
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Information

Origin

Pauillac, Bordeaux

Grapes

5% Merlot
95% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage Quality

Average

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

Inside Information

Parker 88-90 points / A blend of 95.3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4.7% Merlot, the 2013 Latour represents only 31.5% of the total crop. It is a surprisingly soft, charming, fruit-forward Latour with moderate concentration, a deep ruby/purple color, and no herbaceousness. Although not terribly deep or rich, it is an excellent effort that will not hit the market for another 5-7 years given their new policy of holding Chateau Latour until it is deemed ready for sale.

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94p
 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Latour 2013  ( Château Latour )

This wine was remarkably strong for the vintage with powerful structure and backbone combined with intense fruit, ripe tannin, great complexity and long finish. Probably the best 1.Cru wine in this vintage.

7m 20d ago

91p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Latour 2013  ( Château Latour )

"Ruby. Scented, red berries, cassis, flirting Latour, quite intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, leaner, detailed, fruity, long if lean finish. Charming Latour. 91-93
"

1y 6m ago

96p
 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Latour 2013  ( Château Latour )

"Deep purple red with violet hue and black core. Elegant but persistant nose with densely woven character, elegant berry fruit, blackerries and hints of elderberries. In the background slightly floral. On the palate closed character with excellent structure and length, firm but ripe tannins and elgant fruit. "

1y 8m ago

96p
 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Latour 2013  ( Château Latour )

"Deep purple red with violet hue and black centre. Elegant nose with hints of mild spices, slightly florale notes, almost violets. On the palate medium well structured with good weight and length, firm tannins, virbrant fruit and great precision."

2y 5m ago

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