2001 Chateau Latour Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JR 96
  • WA 95
  • WS 95
  • IWC 92

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$642.94

In Stock: 4 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JR 96
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2012
From magnum. Very concentrated. Very convincing. Solid lead-pencil character yet refined too. Long-term stuff with a notably dry finish. Mineral, dense and layered. Fabulously nuanced and persistent. 19/20
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2012
Deep garnet colored the nose is open and expressive even at this youthful stage giving notes of black berry and black cherry compote potpourri and anise with hints of sandalwood and cloves. The palate is drinking... Deep garnet colored the nose is open and expressive even at this youthful stage giving notes of black berry and black cherry compote potpourri and anise with hints of sandalwood and cloves. The palate is drinking beautifully now (though with loads more to give) offering a high level of ripe velvety tannins enlivening acid and just enough fruit concentration finishing long.
WS 95
Wine Spectator, March 2004
Extremely attractive aromas of blackberries and currants with just a hint of mineral and oak. Full-bodied with silky tannins and a long long finish. As it was from barrel; powerful and fast. Serious stuff. Best after... Extremely attractive aromas of blackberries and currants with just a hint of mineral and oak. Full-bodied with silky tannins and a long long finish. As it was from barrel; powerful and fast. Serious stuff. Best after 2010. -JS
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2004
Deep red-ruby. Enticing aromas of roasted plum currant graphite and smoky oak. Precise spicy and juicy; more herbal than the 2002 or 2003 but also very intensely flavored and not at all hard. This very long pure Latour... Deep red-ruby. Enticing aromas of roasted plum currant graphite and smoky oak. Precise spicy and juicy; more herbal than the 2002 or 2003 but also very intensely flavored and not at all hard. This very long pure Latour seems to be shutting down today.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2001
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

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.