2008 Latour, Chateau Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

  • WA 96
  • WE 96
  • NM 95
  • JS 95
  • WS 94
  • IWC 94

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2012
Very deep garnet-purple colored the 2008 Latour has a youthfully subdued nose revealing notes of red plums and mulberries with underlying suggestions of damp earth iron ore pencil lead and dried Provencal herbs. The... Very deep garnet-purple colored the 2008 Latour has a youthfully subdued nose revealing notes of red plums and mulberries with underlying suggestions of damp earth iron ore pencil lead and dried Provencal herbs. The palate is superbly structured with firm tight-knit grainy tannins and crisp acid supporting the muscular fruit finishing long and savory. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
Expressive fruit aromas and wood perfumes announce this wine. With 94% Cabernet Sauvignon this is a complex wine marked by purity of black fruits berries toast and tannins. It has power richness and a lovely edge of spice... Expressive fruit aromas and wood perfumes announce this wine. With 94% Cabernet Sauvignon this is a complex wine marked by purity of black fruits berries toast and tannins. It has power richness and a lovely edge of spice to go with the acidity. The wine is firmly structured while bursting with fruit and freshness. R.V.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2012
Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. The Latour 2008 has a reserved slightly tertiary bouquet that if aristocratic and rather aloof compared to say Lafite 2008. Yet it has immense focus and tension... Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. The Latour 2008 has a reserved slightly tertiary bouquet that if aristocratic and rather aloof compared to say Lafite 2008. Yet it has immense focus and tension mineral-laden blackberry graphite and cassis. The palate is full-bodied with firm slightly chewy tannins that will take some considerable time to soften. Clean and crisp with unerring symmetry yet somehow uncompromising and far less generous than say the 2009. This will require a couple of decades in the cellar when that embryonic generosity that is demonstrated in barrel will spring forth. Tasted January 2012.95+
JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2010
Gorgeous aromas. Sandalwood and flowers so perfumed and beautiful. Spices and currants with cassis too. Amazing nose. Such beauty and density with an iron and pure fruit character. Solid and racy. Best after 2015.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
This is dense and muscular but balanced with the flesh to offset the sinew as pure mulled black currant melted fig and crushed plum fruit is caressed by substantial but fine-grained structure. The long iron- and... This is dense and muscular but balanced with the flesh to offset the sinew as pure mulled black currant melted fig and crushed plum fruit is caressed by substantial but fine-grained structure. The long iron- and tobacco-filled finish has excellent focus and drive. This could rival LLC for longest-lived wine of the vintage. Best from 2013 through 2022. -JM
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Saturated ruby-red. Subdued but wonderfully pure nose hints at black cherry graphite tobacco licorice black olive and crushed stone. Lush sweet and deep with terrific energy and early sex appeal to the dark berry spice... Saturated ruby-red. Subdued but wonderfully pure nose hints at black cherry graphite tobacco licorice black olive and crushed stone. Lush sweet and deep with terrific energy and early sex appeal to the dark berry spice and vanilla flavors. The sweetness builds on the very long aftertaste where the solid tannins are in perfect harmony with the wine's fruit. Leaves a black cherry perfume in the retronasal passage. Likely to be one of the vintage's longest-lived examples. 94+
JJB 95
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, April 2009
94% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Merlot; 40% of the vintage was selected for the Grand Vin. On the nose very perfumed with notes of graphite flowers and black fruits. This wine smelled like pure hedonistic cabernet on the palate... 94% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Merlot; 40% of the vintage was selected for the Grand Vin. On the nose very perfumed with notes of graphite flowers and black fruits. This wine smelled like pure hedonistic cabernet on the palate there were notes of casis coffee and slightly toasted oak. The wine was very chewy very complex and totally complete in the mouth.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2008

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.