2002 Chateau Latour Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 96
  • WS 96
  • VN 94
  • JL 94

Reg: $655.00

$599.00

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Reg: $655.00

$599.00

This product is
out of stock

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2005
The wine of the vintage? There are only 10000 cases of this extraordinarily rich dense 2002 ...It is dark ruby/purple to the rim with notes of English walnuts crushed rocks black currants and forest floor dense... expand The wine of the vintage? There are only 10000 cases of this extraordinarily rich dense 2002 ...It is dark ruby/purple to the rim with notes of English walnuts crushed rocks black currants and forest floor dense full-bodied and opulent yet classic with spectacular aromatics marvelous purity and a full-bodied finish that lasts just over 50+ seconds. Huge richness and the sweetness of the tannin are somewhat deceptive as this wine seems set for a long life... collapse
WS 96
Wine Spectator, March 2005
Loads of ripe currants licorice and toasted oak on the nose. Subtle yet impressive. Full-bodied with a solid core of ripe fruit and chewy tannins. Big and juicy. Deep midpalate for a 2002. This is the wine of the vintage... expand Loads of ripe currants licorice and toasted oak on the nose. Subtle yet impressive. Full-bodied with a solid core of ripe fruit and chewy tannins. Big and juicy. Deep midpalate for a 2002. This is the wine of the vintage. A solid classic Latour that needs bottle age. Best after 2012. -JS collapse
VN 94
Vinous, July 2018
The 2002 Latour is a wine that has impressed ever since I first tasted it from barrel and subsequently both in sighted and blind conditions. It offers disarming black fruit laced with tobacco and graphite on the nose... expand The 2002 Latour is a wine that has impressed ever since I first tasted it from barrel and subsequently both in sighted and blind conditions. It offers disarming black fruit laced with tobacco and graphite on the nose, this bottle showing less of the "Christmas cake" that I remarked in previous bottles. Firm in structure, the 2000 has more charm and vivacity than many of its Left Bank peers this vintage, plenty of cedar and pencil lead notes with a grippy yet detailed finish. You could actually begin broaching this now but it will offer another two decades of drinking pleasure. Tasted blind at a private dinner in Bordeaux. -- Neal Martin collapse
JL 94
TheWineCellarInsider.com, August 2013
With a nose filled with walnut, cassis, tobacco, blackberry and forest floor aromas. The wine is medium/full bodied with a refined character. The finish is all about the sweet, lush rich, balanced textures and classy... expand With a nose filled with walnut, cassis, tobacco, blackberry and forest floor aromas. The wine is medium/full bodied with a refined character. The finish is all about the sweet, lush rich, balanced textures and classy, stylish cassis. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2002&wine=Chateau%20Latour%20Grand%20Vin collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2002
Size 750ML
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.