2003 Latour, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • WA 100
  • WS 98
  • IWC 97

Reviews for 2003 Latour, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
Administrator Frederic Engerer says the 2003 is “the sexiest Latour ever made.” He also described it as “the 1990 without any brettanomyces.” I loved this wine from the barrel and was fortunate enough to be able to... Administrator Frederic Engerer says the 2003 is “the sexiest Latour ever made.” He also described it as “the 1990 without any brettanomyces.” I loved this wine from the barrel and was fortunate enough to be able to purchase a small quantity, enjoying every bottle I have had. A profound example of Chateau Latour, the full-bodied, opulent 2003 is already performing well at age eleven, which is somewhat atypical. The pH is a relatively high 3.8, which also indicates low acidity. The wine is very ripe, but not over-ripe, offers great freshness, and lots of creme de cassis and camphor as well as hints of blackberries and chocolate. Dense, thick and unctuously textured, this staggering Latour is undeniably the most sumptuous, opulent wine made here since the 1982 or 1961. Drink it over the next two decades. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2006
Intense aromas of blackberry licorice currant and mineral. Full-bodied with very well-integrated tannins and a long long finish. Very refined and beautiful. Goes on for minutes. This reminds me of the fabulous 1996. But... Intense aromas of blackberry licorice currant and mineral. Full-bodied with very well-integrated tannins and a long long finish. Very refined and beautiful. Goes on for minutes. This reminds me of the fabulous 1996. But even better. Best after 2012. 10000 cases made.
IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2006
Red-ruby. Explosive aromas of plum liqueur currant minerals and lead pencil. Huge lush sweet and utterly seamless; this has the palate-caressing texture of liquid velvet. About as deep as this extreme vintage gets... Red-ruby. Explosive aromas of plum liqueur currant minerals and lead pencil. Huge lush sweet and utterly seamless; this has the palate-caressing texture of liquid velvet. About as deep as this extreme vintage gets. Finishes with noble compellingly sweet tannins and great length. This is amazing wine and only its exotic character prevented me from giving it an even higher score...