1959 Latour, Chateau Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 98
  • WS 98

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2000
Dark garnet with an amber edge the 1959 Latour reveals a touch of volatile acidity in the nose along with aromas of melted caramel tobacco and jammy red and black fruits. As the wine sat in the glass notes of minerals... Dark garnet with an amber edge the 1959 Latour reveals a touch of volatile acidity in the nose along with aromas of melted caramel tobacco and jammy red and black fruits. As the wine sat in the glass notes of minerals coffee spice and underbrush emerged. There is still copious tannin in the finish (I am not sure it will ever be fully resolved) but this sumptuous complex fragrant super-rich Latour cuts a broad swath across the palate. Fully mature it is best consumed over the next decade.
WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2000
Superb but I have had an even better bottle of this wine; usually it's worth two points more. Equal in quality to the perfect 1961. Thick and rich with berry cherry and tobacco character it shows layers of ripe fruit and... Superb but I have had an even better bottle of this wine; usually it's worth two points more. Equal in quality to the perfect 1961. Thick and rich with berry cherry and tobacco character it shows layers of ripe fruit and velvety tannins that go on and on at the finish. Exciting wine.--Latour vertical. Drink now. -JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 1959

Label

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.