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Le Pauillac de Chateau Latour 2008

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Latour's superb single village Macon is one of the most exciting $20 white Burgundies we have ever offered. Gorgeous apple/pear/vanilla scents lead to intense Chardonnay flavors backed up with refreshing, bright acidity.

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

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11/19/2010

As effusively heard on <a href="http://www.wypr.org/Cellar_Notes.html">Cellar Notes</a>.

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01/22/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Le Pauillac de Chateau Latour

External Review
09/23/2011

"A golden coloured chardonnay with light green reflection


External Review
11/14/2013

94% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Merlot; 40% of the vintage was selected for the Grand Vin. On the nose very perfumed with notes of graphite flowers and black fruits. This wine smelled like pure hedonistic cabernet on the palate there were notes of casis coffee and slightly toasted oak. The wine was very chewy very complex and totally complete in the mouth. John Sweeney.


External Review
06/20/2014

Saturated ruby-red. Subdued but wonderfully pure nose hints at black cherry graphite tobacco licorice black olive and crushed stone. Lush sweet and deep with terrific energy and early sex appeal to the dark berry spice and vanilla flavors. The sweetness builds on the very long aftertaste where the solid tannins are in perfect harmony with the wine s fruit. Leaves a black cherry perfume in the retronasal passage. Likely to be one of the vintage s longest-lived examples. 94+ Stephen T


External Review
06/20/2014

This is dense and muscular but balanced with the flesh to offset the sinew as pure mulled black currant melted fig and crushed plum fruit is caressed by substantial but fine-grained structure. The long iron- and tobacco-filled finish has excellent focus and drive. This could rival LLC for longest-lived wine of the vintage. Best from 2013 through 2022. -JM Wine Spectator.


External Review
05/02/2009

Damn me for saying it, but I actually think the 2008 Latour will turn out to be even better than the 2005 or 2000. I still have a weakness for the 2003, but it is somewhat atypical in how forward, fleshy, and opulent it is. The 2008 Latour is a more ... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Latour, Chateau 6000ml


External Review
04/17/2009

94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot; 40% of the vintage was selected for the Grand Vin. On the nose very perfumed with notes of graphite, flowers, and black fruits. This wine smelled like pure hedonistic cabernet, on the palate there were notes of casi... John Sweeney. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Latour, Chateau 6000ml


External Review
05/18/2010

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