1989 Chateau Latour Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
1989 Chateau Latour Bordeaux Blend
  • JG 95
  • WS 94
  • JL 90

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$1,495.00

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Reg: $1,695.00

$1,495.00

This product is
out of stock

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JG 95
View From The Cellar, March 2019
The 1989 vintage of Château Latour was not considered a great year for this superb property, which was purported to have started a mini-slump after the release of the brilliant 1982 vintage at the estate. However, though...   The 1989 vintage of Château Latour was not considered a great year for this superb property, which was purported to have started a mini-slump after the release of the brilliant 1982 vintage at the estate. However, though I did not buy this wine on release (believing the critics of the time and their assessment of its relative inferiority), on the couple of occasions where I have been lucky enough to drink it again in recent times, it has been clear that this wine was underrated at the outset and really is an excellent vintage of Latour. The most recent bottle was getting close to full bloom, but not quite there yet, offering up a deep and complex bouquet of cassis, sweet dark berries, cigar ash, Latour’s classic gravelly, dark soil signature, cedary oak and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and plenty deep at the core, with firm, well-integrated tannins, excellent mineral drive, very good acids for the vintage and a very long, balanced and complex finish. This is getting close to really drinking well as it closes in on its thirtieth birthday, but it is an old school Latour and will still be an even better drink at age forty than it is today.  
WS 94
Wine Spectator, January 2010
This is so decadent and exciting on the nose with very ripe fruit tobacco meat and cedar. Full-bodied offering amazing raspberry fruit in the core of the palate. Ultrapolished velvety tannins wonderfully coat every inch...   This is so decadent and exciting on the nose with very ripe fruit tobacco meat and cedar. Full-bodied offering amazing raspberry fruit in the core of the palate. Ultrapolished velvety tannins wonderfully coat every inch of your palate. This will age for years ahead but it's so lovely now. Much better than many people think.-'89/'99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). Drink now. 17000 cases made. -JS  
JL 90
TheWineCellarInsider.com, January 2015
Tangy fruit and medium bodied with more power, depth and complexity on the nose than on the palate. The fruit has a regal quality in its cassis character, but the finish has some dryness and is far too short for a First...   Tangy fruit and medium bodied with more power, depth and complexity on the nose than on the palate. The fruit has a regal quality in its cassis character, but the finish has some dryness and is far too short for a First Growth, especially in a good vintage. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=1989&wine=Chateau%20Latour%20Grand%20Vin  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 1989
Size 1.5L

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

Chateau Latour

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.