1975 Latour, Chateau Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

  • WS 93
  • WA 90

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WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2000
Fascinating aromas of plums minerals and mint with a hint of peat. Medium- to full-bodied with firm tannins and a long finish. Plenty of life left in it. This was rather controversial at the NY tasting but I loved... Fascinating aromas of plums minerals and mint with a hint of peat. Medium- to full-bodied with firm tannins and a long finish. Plenty of life left in it. This was rather controversial at the NY tasting but I loved it.--Latour vertical. Drink now through 2015.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2000
The dark ruby/garnet-colored 1975 Latour offers up a dry mineral tobacco stony-scented nose with red and black currants competing with cedar spice box and balsam wood aromas. Hard and dense in the mouth with tough... The dark ruby/garnet-colored 1975 Latour offers up a dry mineral tobacco stony-scented nose with red and black currants competing with cedar spice box and balsam wood aromas. Hard and dense in the mouth with tough astringent tannin a steely constitution plenty of concentration but an unflattering backward style this youthful 1975 is capable of lasting two more decades. Will it become increasingly attenuated and hard? Anticipated maturity: now-2020.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 1975

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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.