1993 Latour, Chateau Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
  • WA 90

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 1998
A terrific wine for the vintage Latour's 1993 reveals an opaque purple color a backward cedar black walnut cassis and earth-scented nose medium to full body gorgeously rich concentrated fruit moderately high tannin (but... A terrific wine for the vintage Latour's 1993 reveals an opaque purple color a backward cedar black walnut cassis and earth-scented nose medium to full body gorgeously rich concentrated fruit moderately high tannin (but no astringency) and a sweet long powerful finish. The wine does not possess any of the vegetal green pepper characteristics of the vintage nor any hint of hollowness or harshness. This wine may prove to merit an even higher rating. Is this vintage the modern day clone of the 1967 and 1971? Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025. -Bordeaux Book 3rd Edition
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 1993

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.