2006 Chateau Latour Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JS 96 JD 96 JL 96 WE 96 WE 96 DC 95 NM 95 WA 95 W&S 95 WS 95
JS 96

jamessuckling.com, January 2019

Dense and rich Latour with layered and velvety tannins and gorgeous fruit. At the same time, there’s lots of wood. Coffee flavor, too. Full-bodied, layered and structured. Needs more time to soften the tannins. Try in 2021.
JD 96

jebdunnuck.com, April 2018

As to the Grand Vin, the 2006 Latour showed beautifully. A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance mostly Merlot, with a splash of Cabernet Franc, it offers a deep ruby/purple color to go with straight up classic...
JL 96

TheWineCellarInsider.com, July 2017

Firm style of Latour with a strictness to the tannins. Full bodied, powerful, tannic, youthful and concentrated, the fruit is fresh, ripe and out in front, but this needs another 10-15 more years before the tannins soften...
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast, March 2009

Latour has always had the reputation of producing great wines in the less great vintages. The 2006 is a case in point. It brings structure and ripeness into a form that is almost ethereal. That elegance doesn’t take away...
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast, March 2009

Latour has always had the reputation of producing great wines in the less great vintages. The 2006 is a case in point. It brings structure and ripeness into a form that is almost ethereal. That elegance doesn't take away...
DC 95

Decanter, March 2022

Soft and lush, this perhaps shows a hint of dilution from harvest rains. The texture is firm and dense without being forbidding. It is less angular than the 2007 vintage on the palate, but there is a similar length and...
NM 95

Neal Martin's Wine Journal, January 2011

Served blind at the chateau. The nose on this particular bottle takes time to coalesce, eventually offering smoke, blackberry, a touch of iodine, graphite and earth. Fine definition although very compact and not as...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2019

Not an outstanding vintage overall for Bordeaux, 2006 had the potential to be very good. Things got off to a pretty impressive start in Pauillac this year, and then it all went a bit pear-shaped toward the end with a...
W&S 95

Wine & Spirits, December 2009

In describing the feel of this wine, Lacey Burke of Gotham Bar & Grill said it was "like a cat wrapping around your ankles." Such a sensation clearly separates the '06 Latour from the '05, which is anything but cuddly...
WS 95

Wine Spectator, March 2009

Offers a pure nose of currant and blackberry with crushed fruit. Full-bodied with a solid core of fruit and very polished refined tannins. Long and classy. Best after 2016. -JS

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2006
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.