Château Latour

33 5 56 73 19 80 Saint-Lambert
Pauillac, 33250
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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 Read more »

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  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Vivant

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Understand your frustration when you say "I feel this train of thought is ... Grocery strore wines,  Chateau Latour and so on - we do not judge these wines in the competition and so you should not draw up any comparisons with other scores and competitions involving the judging of these wines. Compare,  if you must with a competiton other than ... Read More

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  • Wine Pleasures has published the results for its annual wine competition 50 Great Cavas.Adernats XC (2008) and Codorníu Reina Mª Cristina Blanc de Noirs (2012) win Gold and receive scores of 98 points8 producers (Agustí Torelló Mata, Cava Bertha, Gramona, Juvé & Camps, Mas Codina, Pago de Tharys, Sumarroca& Vallformosa) win gold scoring 97 point... Read More

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  • OT, how do you place Insignia or Dominus or Mayacamas or Heitz Martha's or others from Napa's storied past? I was a bit surprised to see Montelena in the list below. Do we want to track specific winemakers and consultants?   So here're excerpts from the Wikipedia page on cult wines. Are these the definitions we want? Cult wines are those for whi... Read More

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  • It's interesting that a few new topics have popped up recently (Experiencing Cabernet Franc for one) and that my wife Sandra just today handed me an article by Dave McIntyre she cut out of a Washington Post newspaper dated 25 March 2015.  I'm starting this new topic based on this article "The wine cost four digits.  And the taste?" regarding the... Read More

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  • Historically, most people I know tend to use 'dumb' and 'shut ... ... or more. Ditto wines like Chateau Latou Read More

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  • DVOGLER- as I mentioned in an earlier post, I was introduced to quality reds, ... 1994 Chateau Margaux, a 1995 Chateau LaTour, and a 1996 Chateau Mouton Rothschild. The Margaux was over the hill, probably poor storage, the LaTour , while impressive at opening, flourished over a 2 hour period of decanting into an absolutely elegant and memorabl... Read More

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  • GREGT- you are right about Chappellet. At any price point I  have  always thought their value was justified and Keenen as well.I can only assume from your earlier posts that there is limited Bordeaux at value prices where you live, and you are right that many of the better known Bordeaux skyrocketed in price thanks in part to the Chinese. Howeve... Read More

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  • I'm reading articles about wine since I want to start collecting wines. I see word dumb wine in one article which I forget the title of that article by now. Anyway, what is dumb wine or is there really dumb wine? How will I know if wine is dumb? Read More

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  • I am a life long wine enthusiast with a preference for Bordeaux, particularly if consumed at maturity. I do enjoy wines from other parts of the world but find I like the ones that have a claret style best. I dislike CA/domestic  fruit bombs that seem so prevalent and popular in the U S.My bias toward Bordeaux was probably set when a friend of mi... Read More

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  • Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Grand Cru Classe 1986


    March 2015 Re-tasted after fining and decanting. The 1986 LATOUR displayed young colors, faint nose and dried cranberry and bing cherry on the palate. Nice and balanced/ seamless finally for a 5 grape. Delicate and still pouring fine. I wish my taste was not as cold, Coming directly from a cellar. 1986 Latour still DRINKING fine. Enjoy. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin

  • Yes, King Abullah Bin,said He will beat Me,at the Game I did tell the French People about ' Marus 96 .I would Like to say King Abdullah Bin , is a Good King -Maybe 86 of Age ,and I hope he Live's to 96 .But if the King Think's if he gave a Ruby to the President Wife ,is Worth more than anyone of my Two Sister's Rubie's then you are out of You're...

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