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Chateau Latour Haut-Brion 2001

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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 Haut-Brion

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Deep garnet colored the nose is open and expressive even at this youthful stage giving notes of black berry and black cherry compote potpourri and anise with hints of sandalwood and cloves. The palate is drinking beautifully now (though with loads more to give) offering a high level of ripe velvety tannins enlivening acid and just enough fruit concentration finishing long. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Deep red-ruby. Enticing aromas of roasted plum currant graphite and smoky oak. Precise spicy and juicy; more herbal than the 2002 or 2003 but also very intensely flavored and not at all hard. This very long pure Latour seems to be shutting down today. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Extremely attractive aromas of blackberries and currants with just a hint of mineral and oak. Full-bodied with silky tannins and a long long finish. As it was from barrel; powerful and fast. Serious stuff. Best after 2010. -JS Wine Spectator.



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