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2008 Latour, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA96
  • WE96
  • NM95
  • JS95
  • ST94
  • WS94
  • JR
  • JS

Reviews

WA96
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
WE96
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... 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.
NM95
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+
JS95
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.
ST94
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... 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+
WS94
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
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2012
High toned, even slightly acetic. Mature Cabernet grapes. Lovely spread across the palate. Not a hint of underripeness. Very flattering richness on the palate. Very complete even if a little dusty on the finish. 18/20
JS
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... 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.

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