2008 Chateau Latour Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JL 97 JD 96 WE 96 DC 95 JS 95 NM 95 WA 95 WS 94 WS 94
JL 97

TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2018

There is a lightening in the color, giving a slight bricking effect. The wine is as concentrated as it is tannic. This is still youthful, fresh and holding on to most of what it has to offer. There is definite power here...
JD 96

jebdunnuck.com, June 2019

I continue to love the 2008 Château Latour, unquestionably in the top handful of wines in the vintage. A rich, powerful blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, this ruby/purple-hued beauty...
WE 96

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...
DC 95

Decanter, February 2021

A little subdued, as with the Lafite right now, but this is built to last and is layered and structured. Liquorice, cassis and blueberry notes take the lead, with a punch of tannic power and a crushed mint leaf finish. A...
JS 95

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.
NM 95

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...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2019

Composed of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 0.75% Cabernet Franc and 0.25% Petit Verdot, the 2008 Latour gives a medium to deep garnet color and slips sensuously out of the glass with Chinese five spice, unsmoked...
WS 94

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...
WS 94

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...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2008
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
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.