1995 Chateau Latour Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
1995 Chateau Latour Bordeaux Blend
  • WA 96
  • WA 96
  • WA 96
  • WS 94
  • NM 92

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Reg: $1,750.00

$1,650.00

In Stock: 0 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 1 btls
ETA: Jul. 2022

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2000
A beauty the opaque dense purple-colored 1995 exhibits jammy cassis vanillin and minerals in its fragrant but still youthful aromatics. Medium to full-bodied with exceptional purity superb concentration and a long intense...   A beauty the opaque dense purple-colored 1995 exhibits jammy cassis vanillin and minerals in its fragrant but still youthful aromatics. Medium to full-bodied with exceptional purity superb concentration and a long intense ripe 40-second finish this is a magnificent example of Latour. As the wine sat in the glass scents of roasted espresso and toasty new oak emerged. This classic will require considerable cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050.  
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2000
A beauty the opaque dense purple-colored 1995 exhibits jammy cassis vanillin and minerals in its fragrant but still youthful aromatics. Medium to full-bodied with exceptional purity superb concentration and a long intense...   A beauty the opaque dense purple-colored 1995 exhibits jammy cassis vanillin and minerals in its fragrant but still youthful aromatics. Medium to full-bodied with exceptional purity superb concentration and a long intense ripe 40-second finish this is a magnificent example of Latour. As the wine sat in the glass scents of roasted espresso and toasty new oak emerged. This classic will require considerable cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050. - Robert Parker  
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2012
Deep garnet-brick in color, the nose is well developed, displaying dried berry, leather, vanilla pod and anise notes with a faint whiff of potpourri. The palate is wonderfully fleshy and opulent with velvety, approachable...   Deep garnet-brick in color, the nose is well developed, displaying dried berry, leather, vanilla pod and anise notes with a faint whiff of potpourri. The palate is wonderfully fleshy and opulent with velvety, approachable tannins and a long finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown  
WS 94
Wine Spectator, August 2007
Black licorice cedar cigar box and fresh herbs. Full-bodied and very structured with firm silky tannins and a long finish. Needs time.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2009. -JS
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, November 2009
This is more open-knit on the nose compared to the 1996. Red fruits rather than black, touches of thyme and bacon fat, then smoke and embers. The palate is fleshy on the entry with grainy tannins, moderate weight though...   This is more open-knit on the nose compared to the 1996. Red fruits rather than black, touches of thyme and bacon fat, then smoke and embers. The palate is fleshy on the entry with grainy tannins, moderate weight though without the backbone and ambition of the following vintage. What is lacks in power, in makes up with elegance, very fine tannins towards the finish, but rather overawed by thte ’96. Drink now-2020.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 1995
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.