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Château Latour Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac Grand Vin 2007

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92+ Points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate: “The 2007 Latour (the first wine made in the newly renovated cellars) exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sweet, expansive bouquet of black fruits and spring flowers interwoven with a striking minerality. The wine’s dense, medium to full-bodied flavors are surprisingly evolved, with soft tannins, an ample, generous mouthfeel, and an endearing texture. Undoubtedly one of the longest lived wines of the vintage, the 2007 Latour should last for two decades or more.” 92 Points, Neal Martin, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “When I was in Bordeaux last July visiting properties to taste their 1986 and 1996s for forthcoming reports, Frédéric Engerer mentioned that this year the First Growth would be late-releasing their 2007 Château Latour. He kindly invited me to taste a bottle, ensuring that The Wine Advocate readers have the most up to date review. While regarded as an off-vintage of that decade, in fact I have found that many 2007s have matured better than expected, and of course, Château Latour has a proclivity to excel in the more challenging growing seasons - as anyone who has tasted the 1991 or 2002 will attest. That is the case here. While it is not a Latour that troubles the greatest wines from the estate, it does deliver the essence of this aristocratic Pauillac. Frédéric mentioned this being a wine that could serve restaurants looking for a comparatively less expensive Latour.” The 2007 Latour is the most recent late-release from the First Growth estate that abandoned en primeur after the 2011 vintage. Incidentally, this was the first vintage that Frédéric Engerer made with cellar technical director, Hélène Génin. "It was not an easy wine when it was young," he remarked when pouring the wine. Nevertheless, as it approaches ten years of age, the 2007 is finally entering its drinking plateau. It has a deep, quite lucid, dark garnet color. The nose is fresh and well defined. What I appreciate here is the focus, since 2007 was never a vintage to bestow power or immense complexity. Here, you wallow in lovely aromas of blackberry, bilberry and briary with that hint of black olive that I noticed four years ago when I last tasted it. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. It feels attractively saline, fresh and crisp, though not angular. Again, it is the focus and detail that enhances this vibrant Château Latour and its keen line of acidity lends it the freshness to become just about drinkable. The length is moderate, rather than extraordinarily long, though its pencil lead finish takes you straight to Pauillac thereby enhancing typicité. This is a fine Latour from an underrated vintage. Tasted July 2016.

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

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot. New wine aroma of fresh barrels mixed with black olive, sea water, paine grille,. Stuffed to the brim with dark fruit, blueberry, blackberry, herbs and Asian spice. Full, round, and well textured with an astonishing... David Derby. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2007 Latour, Chateau 750ml



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92+ Points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate: “The 2007 Latour (the first wine made in the newly renovated cellars) exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sweet, expansive bouquet of black fruits and spring flowers interwoven with a striking minerality. The wine’s dense, medium to full-bodied flavors are surprisingly evolved, with soft tannins, an ample, generous mouthfeel, and an endearing texture. Undoubtedly one of the longest lived wines of the vintage, the 2007 Latour should last for two decades or more.” 92 Points, Neal Martin, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “When I was in Bordeaux last July visiting properties to taste their 1986 and 1996s for forthcoming reports, Frédéric Engerer mentioned that this year the First Growth would be late-releasing their 2007 Château Latour. He kindly invited me to taste a bottle, ensuring that The Wine Advocate readers have the most up to date review. While regarded as an off-vintage of that decade, in fact I have found that many 2007s have matured better than expected, and of course, Château Latour has a proclivity to excel in the more challenging growing seasons - as anyone who has tasted the 1991 or 2002 will attest. That is the case here. While it is not a Latour that troubles the greatest wines from the estate, it does deliver the essence of this aristocratic Pauillac. Frédéric mentioned this being a wine that could serve restaurants looking for a comparatively less expensive Latour.” The 2007 Latour is the most recent late-release from the First Growth estate that abandoned en primeur after the 2011 vintage. Incidentally, this was the first vintage that Frédéric Engerer made with cellar technical director, Hélène Génin. "It was not an easy wine when it was young," he remarked when pouring the wine. Nevertheless, as it approaches ten years of age, the 2007 is finally entering its drinking plateau. It has a deep, quite lucid, dark garnet color. The nose is fresh and well defined. What I appreciate here is the focus, since 2007 was never a vintage to bestow power or immense complexity. Here, you wallow in lovely aromas of blackberry, bilberry and briary with that hint of black olive that I noticed four years ago when I last tasted it. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. It feels attractively saline, fresh and crisp, though not angular. Again, it is the focus and detail that enhances this vibrant Château Latour and its keen line of acidity lends it the freshness to become just about drinkable. The length is moderate, rather than extraordinarily long, though its pencil lead finish takes you straight to Pauillac thereby enhancing typicité. This is a fine Latour from an underrated vintage. Tasted July 2016.

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