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Wine Red Latour 1997

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97 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): Tasted at the Grand Cru Classé opening dinner at Haut-Brion. Another gargantuan wine, the Latour 2003 has a wonderful sense of control in this 'slippery' growing season with layers of blackberry, cedar, terracotta and graphite, an underlying mineralité just beginning to show through. The palate is full-bodied although it does not have the arching structure of the Montrose '03 tasted alongside. Blackberry, roasted herbs, sous-bois and cedar interlace, but what really defined this Latour is the freshness and tension on the finish. It some ways, it reminds me more of Lafite than Latour. Superb. Tasted June 2011.

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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

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Snooth User: Consigliere Paul
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Vintage: 1993 05/31/2010

smells were powerful, non sulphate though, oaky notes of herbs to strawberry and sweetness with hints of spicy and earthiness, complex, average tannin and aftertaste. "Chocolate" aroma present after an hour of decant. Rating 8.9/10.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/16/2011

Delicious now. Lovely aromas of tobacco, toasted oak, cherry and meat. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a soft and fruity aftertaste.--Latour vertical. Drink now through 2015. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1997 Latour, Chateau 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/08/2010

Red-ruby color. More classic blackcurrant, licorice and shoe polish aromas. Then, lovely sappy sweetness on the palate, with impressive inner-mouth sweetness. More solidly structured than the Forts de Latour. This is just the kind of deceptively acce... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1997 Latour, Chateau 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 1993 11/23/2010

...a backward, cedar, black walnut, cassis, and earth-scented nose, medium to full body, gorgeously rich, concentrated fruit, moderately high tannin (but no astringency), and a sweet, long, powerful finish... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1993 Latour, Chateau 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 1993 01/19/2012

A terrific wine for the vintage, Latours 1993 reveals an opaque purple color, a backward, cedar, black walnut, cassis, and earth-scented nose, medium to full body, gorgeously rich, concentrated fruit, moderately high tannin (but no astringency), and... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1993 Latour, Chateau 750ml


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Vintage: 1993 05/06/2009

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97 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): Tasted at the Grand Cru Classé opening dinner at Haut-Brion. Another gargantuan wine, the Latour 2003 has a wonderful sense of control in this 'slippery' growing season with layers of blackberry, cedar, terracotta and graphite, an underlying mineralité just beginning to show through. The palate is full-bodied although it does not have the arching structure of the Montrose '03 tasted alongside. Blackberry, roasted herbs, sous-bois and cedar interlace, but what really defined this Latour is the freshness and tension on the finish. It some ways, it reminds me more of Lafite than Latour. Superb. Tasted June 2011.

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