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Château Latour Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac Grand Vin 1986

Winemaker's Notes:

1er Cru Classé

Louis Latour:
The Latours have been vintners in Burgundy since the 17th century, slowly building a unique Domaine of 125 acres. Maison Louis Latour currently has the largest Grand Cru property in all of the Cote d’Or with a total of 71.58 acres. The vineyards extend from Chambertin in the north to Chevalier-Montrachet in the south and are solely planted with the two noble grape varieties: Pinot Noir... Read more
The Latours have been vintners in Burgundy since the 17th century, slowly building a unique Domaine of 125 acres. Maison Louis Latour currently has the largest Grand Cru property in all of the Cote d’Or with a total of 71.58 acres. The vineyards extend from Chambertin in the north to Chevalier-Montrachet in the south and are solely planted with the two noble grape varieties: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. All of the grapes from the vineyards we own are vinified and aged in the attractive cuverie of Château Corton Grancey in Aloxe-Corton. The winery was the first purpose-built cuverie in France and remains the oldest still-functioning. A unique rail-way system with elevators allows the entire wine-making process to be achieved by the use of gravity. This eliminates the threat of oxidation from unnecessary pumping of the must. Since 1985, Louis Latour has been selling the wines from its own vineyards under the name Domaine Louis Latour. The Latour family founded the ‘Maison de négoce’, an important shipping company, in 1797, and it is still based at 18 Rue des Tonneliers in Beaune to this day. The company is unique in Burgundy in that it is still family-owned and family-run, having been passed down from father to son for over ten generations. To celebrate our Bicentenary in 1797, we published a commemorative book and were admitted into the exclusive club of the Hénokiens. This club only accepts companies that are leaders in their respective fields, remain family owned, have a history of 200 years’ experience and still bear the name of their founder. There are only approximately 30 of these companies in the world. Maison Louis Latour ships its wines to over 60 countries worldwide. These world-class Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs can be found on the most famous dining tables around the globe. Read less

External Reviews for Château Latour Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac Grand Vin

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/07/2010

Seems to be gaining in strength and depth. Incredibly rich, with meat, plum, cassis and tobacco flavors, harmonious, clean and long. Beginning to be approachable.--Latour vertical. Best after 2003. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1986 Latour, Chateau 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/30/2009

Dense and concentrated, with depth and richness of cassis, raspberry, smoke and tobacco aromas and flavors; very long and tough with tannin. Best from 2000 through 2005. (HS) Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1986 Latour, Chateau 750ml


External Review
Source: SoDivin
05/09/2009

1er Cru Classé


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
10/13/2010

Incredible concentration, elegance and length are the hallmarks of this estate; evolving beautifully with notes of blackcurrant, tobacco and plum.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/05/2011

Outstanding, but slightly unimpressive. Dark red color. Complex aromas of blackberries, dark chocolate, tar and minerals. Medium- to full-bodied and balanced, with fine tannins and a silky texture... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1986 Latour, Chateau 750ml



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