1949 Latour, Chateau Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 375ML
  • WA 98
  • WS 97

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2000
On each of the previous occasions I have had this wine it has flirted with perfection. This bottle was again a riveting opulently-textured drinking experience. Its spectacularly perfumed bouquet consists of truffles black... On each of the previous occasions I have had this wine it has flirted with perfection. This bottle was again a riveting opulently-textured drinking experience. Its spectacularly perfumed bouquet consists of truffles black tea soy minerals and copious sweet prune coffee-infused black currant fruit. Sweet on the attack with a rare opulence a voluptuous texture full body terrific freshness and a chewy fleshy succulent finish this has always been great stuff. This bottle was no exception. It has been fully mature for 25-30 years but well-stored or larger format bottlings will last another two decades.
WS 97
Wine Spectator, August 2000
What a glorious wine. Aromas of berries cinnamon and Indian spices follow through to a full-bodied palate with lovely soft tannins and a long fruity finish.--Latour vertical. Drink now. -JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 1949

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The wines of Chateau Latour need time to mature, generally at least ten or fifteen years, before they can be drunk. It is only then that the full complexity of the bouquet is expressed and the palate becomes sufficiently well integrated to be enjoyable and harmonious.

Winery

Latour, Chateau

Chateau Latour, one of Bordeaux’s oldest and most famous wine producers, is a First Growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. It’s located in Pauillac near the border with Saint-Julien.

Vines have existed on the property since the 14th century, but Chateau Latour first began producing wines of great quality in the early eighteenth century. The estate gradually came to specialize in wine production, with 38 hectares of vines in 1759 and 47 hectares in 1794.

The vineyard currently has 78 hectares in production. The grapes from the 47 hectares surrounding the chateau, known as “L’Enclos”, are used in the production of the Grand Vin. The 30 hectares outside of the Enclos are used for the Forts de Latour and the Pauillac wines. The estate is planted with about 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot on gravelly hilltops and clay subsoil.