2004 Chateau Latour Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

WE 97 WA 95 WS 95 JD 94 JL 94 W&S 94 JS 93 JR 93
WE 97

Wine Enthusiast, June 2007

There are tannins, structure and power, but also supreme elegance. The 2004 acidity comes through in the sweet cassis flavors, supported at the back by dry tannins. Currently, the wine is closed up, losing some of its...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2017

The 2004 Latour is perhaps evolving slower than I expected, although it remains one of the finest Left Bank wines of the vintage. It has that quintessential graphite-scented bouquet intermixed with blackberry and cedar...
WS 95

Wine Spectator, March 2007

Captivating aromas of currant black licorice and spices with just a hint of sweet tobacco. Full-bodied with chewy tannins and a long long finish. Structured and racy. Best after 2011. 10000 cases made. –JS
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, February 2018

The 2004 Latour checks in as a blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and a splash of Cabernet Franc, all aged in new French oak. It shows the more elegant, silky style of the vintage, yet with plenty of Latour...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, January 2015

Surprisingly woodsy, with truffle, cassis, earth, tobacco, cedar chest and blackberry in the developed nose. There is a nice softness to the tannins and fruit. Not yet fully mature, but quite developed for a vintage of...
W&S 94

Wine & Spirits, October 2007

The modern Latour has a vast architectural presence. The edges of ferrous power here are tamed on a supple texture, though the choice seems to have been to trade some freshness for that textural grace. The tannins have...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, January 2011

This is surprisingly approachable, especially from a big bottle. It’s soft and fruity with balsamic and sweet tobacco character. Full and round mouthfeel. It will obviously improve with age, but why wait? Served from...
JR 93

Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, July 2015

18-/20 Released 2014. Blackish shaded crimson. Very evolved nose. Blackcurrant, slightly edgy fruit. Deep and chunky. Slightly edgy. Dusty finish. Opened out in the glass.

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2004
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

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.

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.