2004 Latour, Chateau Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 375ML

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2007
A terrific effort from Administrator Frederic Engerer and owner Francois Pinault the dark ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Latour exhibits a strong cassis character intermixed with notes of crushed rocks earth cedar and forest... A terrific effort from Administrator Frederic Engerer and owner Francois Pinault the dark ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Latour exhibits a strong cassis character intermixed with notes of crushed rocks earth cedar and forest floor. Racy elegant but powerful with medium to full body and sweet tannin it will benefit from 5-7 years of cellaring and should keep for three decades. It is a very impressive offering. Also tasted: 2004 Pauillac (87; $38.00)
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Wine Spectator - 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
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2004

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

Latour, Chateau

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.