1961 Latour, Chateau Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 100
  • WS 100

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2000
Port-like with an unctuous texture and a dark garnet color with considerable amber at the edge the 1961 Latour possesses a viscosity and thickness. One of the three bottles served at the Chateau's tasting revealed a... Port-like with an unctuous texture and a dark garnet color with considerable amber at the edge the 1961 Latour possesses a viscosity and thickness. One of the three bottles served at the Chateau's tasting revealed a surprisingly aggressive minty herbaceous nose but the other two bottles were liquid perfection exhibiting fragrant cedary truffle leather mineral and sweet jammy aromatics full-bodied voluptuous textures exquisite purity and concentration and a layered highly-nuanced finish that represents the essence of compellingly great wine. The 1961 has been fully mature for over 15 years but it seems to get richer holding onto its succulence and fat and developing more aromatic nuances without losing any sweetness or concentration. An extraordinary wine it is unquestionably one of the Bordeaux legends of the century! Anticipated maturity: now-2025
WS 100
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2000
A blockbuster. Amazingly youthful yet complex and complete on the palate. Aromas of mint berriescurrant and minerals follow through to a thick and caressing full-bodied palate. Superlong and superripe. Got to love this... A blockbuster. Amazingly youthful yet complex and complete on the palate. Aromas of mint berriescurrant and minerals follow through to a thick and caressing full-bodied palate. Superlong and superripe. Got to love this. Will it age forever?--Latour vertical. Drink now. –JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 1961

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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.