2011 Chateau Latour Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
  • WE 97
  • WS 96
  • JS 95
  • WA 95

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Reg: $1,595.00

$1,295.00

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 6 btls
ETA: Mar. 2019

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WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
This wine has a juicy character and firm tannins. Its fruit is packed around the dense core showing weight and intensity. - R.V.
WS 96
Wine Spectator, April 2012
This is all silk and velvet with gorgeous mouthfeel as the wine sails along with cassis cherry eau de vie and freshly sliced plum flavors with a deeply ingrained iron note that adds considerable length on the finish... This is all silk and velvet with gorgeous mouthfeel as the wine sails along with cassis cherry eau de vie and freshly sliced plum flavors with a deeply ingrained iron note that adds considerable length on the finish. Tasted non-blind.-J.M.
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, January 2014
The nose is complex, featuring smoke, meat and hints of wood, with currants, olives and berries underneath. Full body with super-velvety tannins. The strong acidity gives the wine an edginess. Love the spicy, subtly... The nose is complex, featuring smoke, meat and hints of wood, with currants, olives and berries underneath. Full body with super-velvety tannins. The strong acidity gives the wine an edginess. Love the spicy, subtly fruity finish. Steely. Try in 2020.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2012
A blend of 84.5% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot the 2011 Latour represents only 34% of the crop. It hit 13.1% natural alcohol. One of the vintage-s most compelling wines it possesses a dense... A blend of 84.5% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot the 2011 Latour represents only 34% of the crop. It hit 13.1% natural alcohol. One of the vintage-s most compelling wines it possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sweet open-knit personality with ripe tannin superb intensity good purity and harmony a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and lots of crushed rock floral and black as well as blue fruit notes in addition to hints of ink and forest floor. This beautifully rich savory Latour will be surprisingly drinkable in 4-5 years and should age easily for two decades or more. By the way Latour harvested relatively late for the Medoc beginning the harvest on September 12 and finishing on September 26.
JJB 95
JJ Buckley, April 2012
84.5% cabernet sauvignon 15% merlot and 0.5% petit verdot. 78 hectares of vineyard planted on Gunzian gravel clay and marl over limestone bedrock. The grand vin represents 34% of the harvest in 2011 which began on... 84.5% cabernet sauvignon 15% merlot and 0.5% petit verdot. 78 hectares of vineyard planted on Gunzian gravel clay and marl over limestone bedrock. The grand vin represents 34% of the harvest in 2011 which began on September 12th with the merlot and finished September 26th with the cabernet sauvignon. Potentially one the darkest and most intense wines of the vintage yet not a `classic' Latour. Opaque core with a deep purple rim. Exudes some structure and layers of complexity but this is perhaps where the 2011 Latour falls short. Cassis espresso wet stone fresh raspberry and dark chocolate aromas dominate the nose. The medium to full-bodied palate is very primary and flavors are currently difficult to coax out beneath the all that tannin which are brooding but not overbearing. The hallmark of this Latour is its obscenely long finish. Enjoy 2020-2035.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2011

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

Chateau Latour

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.