2001 Chateau Latour Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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  • JD 96
  • WA 95
  • WS 95
  • JL 94
  • VN 92

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Reg: $695.00

$625.00

In Stock: 1 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JD 96
jebdunnuck.com, February 2018
A wine that’s firing on all cylinders is the 2001 Latour and this beauty over-delivers in the vintage! Based on 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and the balance Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, it offers incredible... A wine that’s firing on all cylinders is the 2001 Latour and this beauty over-delivers in the vintage! Based on 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and the balance Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, it offers incredible aromatics of crème de cassis, exotic spices, lead pencil shavings, forest floor and truffles. Deep, medium to full-bodied, and incredibly elegant, with polished tannin, it’s utterly irresistible today, yet given its balance and length, I suspect it has another 15-20 years of prime drinking.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2004
A brilliant offering, which should be drinkable much earlier than the blockbuster 2000, the 2001 Latour boasts an inky/ruby/purple color to the rim as well as a glorious bouquet of black currants, crushed stones, vanilla... A brilliant offering, which should be drinkable much earlier than the blockbuster 2000, the 2001 Latour boasts an inky/ruby/purple color to the rim as well as a glorious bouquet of black currants, crushed stones, vanilla, and hints of truffles and oak. A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance primarily Merlot with a touch of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it reveals a sweetness on the palate that is atypical for such a young Latour. The beautiful integration of tannin, acidity, and wood is stunning. The wine flows across the palate with fabulous texture, purity, and presence. This luscious, full-bodied Latour was surprisingly open-knit on the three occasions I tasted it from bottle. However, do not mistake its aging ability as this 2001, despite its precociousness, will last 20-25 years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025. - RP
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
JL 94
TheWineCellarInsider.com, December 2013
A lot of charm in every sip is the right motto for this wine. It's elegant, fresh, supple and round. The fruit is vibrant and refined, with a sweet, soft, pure, dark red berry core. I liked this a lot and expect to enjoy... A lot of charm in every sip is the right motto for this wine. It's elegant, fresh, supple and round. The fruit is vibrant and refined, with a sweet, soft, pure, dark red berry core. I liked this a lot and expect to enjoy it even more with additional bottle age. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2001+latour
VN 92
Vinous, 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.