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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  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Thanks for your reply, My first wine purchase was blind, bought an '82 Chateau Latour in '83 (at a military base in Spain) for $30, now it's worth $1800 (I still have it) I use bbr.com (vintage charts to help me which years to buy). One bottle I have an ('82 Château Gruaud-Larose), CT says it's value is $179, I've seen it for sale online for $45... Read More

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  • Came to this website to find values of my red Bordeaux, Sauternes and Champagne collection. I don't think cellartracker is up to date  Read More

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  • I have one friend who is around 60 now who began collecting around 1980. He ... 1980. He recently opened a Chateau Latour '77 that we thought might have gone bye bye. Thankfully we were patient with it - the wine was not dead and actually showed pretty well. But the point is that 10 years ago the cork was in better shape and the wine probably ... Read More

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  •  Typically I wonder if other Snoothers have some of the same traits. When going to my wine rack I tend to pick the least expensive saving the more costly for that special occasion. I have some killer Cabs but tend to pick the under $15 first. I realize that any time is the right time to drink expensive wine but I still drink the least expensive ... Read More

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  • Chateau la Tour Martillac Grand Cru Classe Pessac-Leognan Rouge 2007

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    Fruit flavor seemed to be locked up - hints of black cherry and black currant; lots of minerality, almost metallic taste; dusty tannins on the back end. Light bodied. Read More

    Wine review by cgplayer9


  • My dream wine? It's my birth year wine. '61 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion or maybe a Palmer or a LaTour Grand Vin. I know, dream on! Read More

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  • There are many wines I'd like to buy if money weren't an issue. Here's one of them:2010 Beaucastel Hommage a Perrin - Made from 70% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, Grenache, and Counoise. 500 cases produced. Some IWC text: Bright ruby. A drop-dead, room-filling bouquet evokes black raspberry liqueur, incense, anise and lavender, with smoke and herb overto... Read More

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  • Louis Latour Chameroy Beaujolais Village Chateau 2011

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    drinkable, but not a favorite Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • As you can read HERE, I was quite a big fan of most 2012 barrel samples from Moueix on the Right Bank in Bordeaux. 2012 is generally not an en primeur purchase, but some wines seem worth the ticket. For example, Chateau Trotanoy, one of the wines of the vintage - correctly scored by the still Almighty One, Bob Parker - was almost gone before any... Read More

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  • 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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