2006 Latour, Chateau Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 3L

  • WS 95
  • IWC 95
  • WA 94

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WS 95
Wine Spectator - 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
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2009
Bright full ruby. Slightly stern aromas of cassis graphite licorice incense and flowers. Then dense and penetrating with terrific energy to the subtle dark fruit licorice and mineral flavors. There's a coolness to the... Bright full ruby. Slightly stern aromas of cassis graphite licorice incense and flowers. Then dense and penetrating with terrific energy to the subtle dark fruit licorice and mineral flavors. There's a coolness to the fruit that makes this wine dramatically different from the Forts de Latour. Finishes with big building tannins and a powerful sense of structure. A fairly large-scaled Latour but not particularly sweet in the early going. In fact this went into a shell with 24 hours in the recorked bottle. 95 points
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2016
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Latour has quite a vibrant bouquet with lively raspberry, wild strawberry, cedar and pencil lead scents that all gently unfold in the glass... Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Latour has quite a vibrant bouquet with lively raspberry, wild strawberry, cedar and pencil lead scents that all gently unfold in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, slightly chewy red berry fruit, a dash of spice, maybe a little tight towards the finish, unlike the Lafite-Rothschild and Mouton-Rothschild. It has a grainy texture and offers fine precision on the finish, although I would have liked a little more persistence to come through, a tad more conviction. It is not quite the revelation of say the 2002 Latour that transcends the limitations of the vintage, yet it still has much to offer. Tasted January 2016. - Neal Martin
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2006

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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.