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Chateau Latour Chateau Latour Trocken Premier Grand Cru Classé Frankreich Bordeaux /Td Pauillac Château Latour 2006

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Robert Parker scores this wine 95 points and writes: “The 2006 Latour performed even better from bottle than from barrel. Only 38% of the production (10,000 cases) made it into the grand vin, a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Merlot and a small amount of Cabernet Franc. From barrel, I thought it was a modern day version of the 1996 or 1986, and certainly the 1996 comparison still holds. I thought it was somewhat austere from barrel, but that is no longer an issue. This is a beautifully rich Chateau Latour boasting a dense ruby/purple color, a sweet, smoky, charcoal, cassis, graphite, and forest floor-scented nose, full body, an attractive freshness, and sweet, noble tannins. This layered Latour is one of the vintage's top dozen or so wines. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2030."

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Variety: Bordeaux Blend
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Château Latour:
  Château Latour is a First Growth wine estate in Pauillac in the Bordeaux region of France. The castle was built in the early 14th century as a home shared by various feudal lords. It played a role in the Hundred Years War, serving as a garrison for the Anglo-Gascon army. But it wasn’t till the 16th century that wine production began there in earnest. In the late 17th and ... Read more
  Château Latour is a First Growth wine estate in Pauillac in the Bordeaux region of France. The castle was built in the early 14th century as a home shared by various feudal lords. It played a role in the Hundred Years War, serving as a garrison for the Anglo-Gascon army. But it wasn’t till the 16th century that wine production began there in earnest. In the late 17th and early 18th century, Latour was owned by Alexandre de Ségur, whom Louis XV referred to as “Prince of the Vines.” Before his death in 1716, de Ségur purchased Lafite, and his son Nicolas-Alexandre, then President of Bordeaux, acquired Mouton and Calon in 1718. By the 18th century, peace between England and France meant increased trade with Bordeaux. This elevated the status of the finest French estates, which increased in value significantly as they saw more attention from the nobility. Though Bordeaux saw a lot of damage to estates in the French Revolution and breakups of their ownerships, Latour remained unharmed and remained in the Ségur family. It was officially named a First Growth, the highest possible honor for a French wine, in 1855.    By the mid 20th century, various inheritances meant many shares in Latour, which for 30 years became owned almost entirely by the British financial group Pearson and Harveys of Bristol. But in 1993, the majority of the estate was sold to François Pinault in Artemis, once again in French hands.    The prestigious wines are produced with respect to tradition with modern techniques assuring the highest possible quality. Latour is best known for its Grand Vin, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, with an average annual production of 18,000 cases. They have a second wine, Les Forts de Latour and also a “third wine,” simply called Latour Pauillac. Bottles of Latour Grand Vin, particularly older vintages, have been known to sell for astronomical prices at auctions. Read less

External Reviews for Chateau Latour Chateau Latour Trocken Premier Grand Cru Classé Frankreich Bordeaux /Td Pauillac Château Latour

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

" The 2006 Latour's inky/ruby/purple color precedes pure aromas of red and black fruits


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/07/2010

Château Latour Camples Premières Côtes de Bordeaux AOC 2006: Der gehaltvolle Bordeaux erfreut mit einer konzentrierten Frucht, Nuancen von Mokka und leicht rauchigen Aromen. Ein ausgewogener Rotwein mit feinen Tanninen und sehr nachhaltig. Ein wunderbarer Begleiter von Fleischgerichten, Wurstwaren, Teigwaren und Käse.Weingut: Château Latour CamblanesRegion: Bordeaux - Premières Côtes de Bordeaux, St.MacaireRebsorte: Cabernet Sauvignon, MerlotInhalt: 0,75 lEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18°CLagerfähigkeit: 2 Jahre ab Jahrgang Rotwein > Frankreich > Bordeaux


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

impressive sweetness and purity as well as a long finish. Thirty-eight percent of the production (about 10


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

000 cases) made it into the final blend (86% Cabernet Sauvignon


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

and 1% Cabernet Franc).


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

medium body


External Review
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


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Robert Parker scores this wine 95 points and writes: “The 2006 Latour performed even better from bottle than from barrel. Only 38% of the production (10,000 cases) made it into the grand vin, a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Merlot and a small amount of Cabernet Franc. From barrel, I thought it was a modern day version of the 1996 or 1986, and certainly the 1996 comparison still holds. I thought it was somewhat austere from barrel, but that is no longer an issue. This is a beautifully rich Chateau Latour boasting a dense ruby/purple color, a sweet, smoky, charcoal, cassis, graphite, and forest floor-scented nose, full body, an attractive freshness, and sweet, noble tannins. This layered Latour is one of the vintage's top dozen or so wines. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2030."

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