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Château Latour Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac Grand Vin 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

*THE 2011 IS THE FINAL VINTAGE CHATEAU LATOUR WILL RELEASE AS A FUTURE.*"A blend of 84.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot, the 2011 Latour represents only 34% of the crop. It hit 13.1% natural alcohol. One of the vintage-s most compelling wines, it possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sweet, open-knit personality with ripe tannin, superb intensity, good purity and harmony, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and lots of crushed rock, floral and black as well as blue fruit notes in addition to hints of ink and forest floor. This *beautifully rich, savory Latour* will be surprisingly drinkable in 4-5 years, and should age easily for two decades or more." --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rating (93-95 pts.)**We will notify you on arrival summer 2014.*

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
05/31/2012

A Latour with a steely backbone and a savory character. Blueberries and currants with hints of violets. Full body, with a long and racy finish. The texture is very tight and racy. Classy for the vintage. James Suckling. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Latour, Chateau 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/02/2009

What a glorious wine. Aromas of berries, cinnamon and Indian spices follow through to a full-bodied palate with lovely soft tannins and a long, fruity finish.--Latour vertical. Drink now. –JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1949 Latour, Chateau 375ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

This wine has a juicy character and firm tannins. Its fruit is packed around the dense core, showing weight and intensity. - R.V. Wine Enthusiast. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Latour, Chateau 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

This wine has a juicy character and firm tannins. Its fruit is packed around the dense core showing weight and intensity. - R.V. Wine Enthusiast.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1949 Latour, Chateau 375ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Black licorice cedar cigar box and fresh herbs. Full-bodied and very structured with firm silky tannins and a long finish. Needs time.-- 95/ 96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2009. JS Wine Spectator.



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*THE 2011 IS THE FINAL VINTAGE CHATEAU LATOUR WILL RELEASE AS A FUTURE.*"A blend of 84.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot, the 2011 Latour represents only 34% of the crop. It hit 13.1% natural alcohol. One of the vintage-s most compelling wines, it possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sweet, open-knit personality with ripe tannin, superb intensity, good purity and harmony, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and lots of crushed rock, floral and black as well as blue fruit notes in addition to hints of ink and forest floor. This *beautifully rich, savory Latour* will be surprisingly drinkable in 4-5 years, and should age easily for two decades or more." --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rating (93-95 pts.)**We will notify you on arrival summer 2014.*

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