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Latour Pauillac Red Blend 1971

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Parker review: 'A dark opaque garnet color with amber at the edge is followed by a spectacular bouquet of dried herbs, cedar, smoky black fruit, and coffee. Rich, but structured, with moderate tannin, this medium-bodied, elegant yet complex wine possesses a sweet mid-palate in addition to a long, concentrated finish with abundant tannin. This underrated 1971 has been fully mature for over a decade, but it reveals no signs of cracking up or becoming attenuated. Anticipated maturity: now-2012.' 94/100 pts. (Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - June 2000)

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

Editorial Reviews for Latour Pauillac Red Blend

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,985
3.50 5
09/18/2009

This was reticent on the nose with lots of slow to emerge dried strawberry fruit and rich leafy notes. The combination of sweet maderization notes and drying tannins makes this seem quite advanced. It has nice balance in the mouth but is a bit short and reveals bitter tannins on the finish. There are come nice, complex notes of mushroom, coffee and cigar box on the mid-palate but this has seen better days. 87pts


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Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,856
4.00 5
01/06/2009

Tasted New Year's eve 2009. Solid garnet color with very little browning. Strucutred and austere with a classic old Bordeaux nose at first. After 20 mins, it opened up showing currant and cassis fruit in good balance with structure and power. A very credible old Bordeaux, but nothing magical or memorable.


External Reviews for Latour Pauillac Red Blend

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1971 Latour, Chateau 750ml


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

A dark opaque garnet color with amber at the edge is followed by a spectacular bouquet of dried herbs, cedar, smoky black fruit, and coffee. Rich, but structured, with moderate tannin, this medium-bodied, elegant yet complex wine possesses a sweet mi... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1971 Latour, Chateau 750ml



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Parker review: 'A dark opaque garnet color with amber at the edge is followed by a spectacular bouquet of dried herbs, cedar, smoky black fruit, and coffee. Rich, but structured, with moderate tannin, this medium-bodied, elegant yet complex wine possesses a sweet mid-palate in addition to a long, concentrated finish with abundant tannin. This underrated 1971 has been fully mature for over a decade, but it reveals no signs of cracking up or becoming attenuated. Anticipated maturity: now-2012.' 94/100 pts. (Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - June 2000)

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