2011 Chateau Latour Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WE 97
  • WS 96
  • NM 96
  • WA 95
  • JS 95
  • JG 95
  • JL 94

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WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, May 2014
Big tannins and impressive fruits are the hallmarks of this impressive wine. It is also subtle, not showing all its flavors at once, hiding beneath tannins and structure. For this fruity vintage, it shows a strong sense... Big tannins and impressive fruits are the hallmarks of this impressive wine. It is also subtle, not showing all its flavors at once, hiding beneath tannins and structure. For this fruity vintage, it shows a strong sense of direct, solid structure, only allowing the strong black plum and berry flavors to come through slowly. It is for the long haul, so don’t drink before 2022, even better later.
WS 96
Wine Spectator, March 2014
This has a gorgeous core of steeped plum, boysenberry and black currant coulis flavors, backed by a prominent graphite note that drives through the lengthy finish, where extra hints of anise and sweet tobacco flitter in... This has a gorgeous core of steeped plum, boysenberry and black currant coulis flavors, backed by a prominent graphite note that drives through the lengthy finish, where extra hints of anise and sweet tobacco flitter in the background. Regal. Best from 2018 through 2035. 5,835 cases made. –JM
NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2012
(NM94-96 points) The Grand Vin is a blend of 84.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot, representing 34% of the crop. The nose demands coaxing from the glass with introspective dark berry fruit, mineral... (NM94-96 points) The Grand Vin is a blend of 84.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot, representing 34% of the crop. The nose demands coaxing from the glass with introspective dark berry fruit, mineral, graphite and just a hint of cedar. The palate is classic Latour with tensile tannins in the driving seat and the fruit residing in the passenger. It has finely tuned acidity that lends it freshness and tension. There is superb minerality towards the finish but it retains that strictness and focus without blinking. If you love Latour, you will love the 2011. Tasted April 2012.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2012
(RP93-95 points) 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... (RP93-95 points) 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.
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.
JG 95
View From The Cellar, September 2017
95+ The 2011 Château Latour is an absolute classic in the making. The wine is a blend of just under eighty-five percent cabernet sauvignon, fifteen percent merlot and a soupçon of petit verdot this year and tips the... 95+ The 2011 Château Latour is an absolute classic in the making. The wine is a blend of just under eighty-five percent cabernet sauvignon, fifteen percent merlot and a soupçon of petit verdot this year and tips the scales at a very cool and “old school” 13.1 percent alcohol. The bouquet is deep, brooding and classically reserved mélange of cassis, dark berries, coffee bean, gravelly soil tones, cigar smoke, a nice touch of youthful tobacco leaf and a very discreet base of nutty new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure, with a rock solid core of fruit, very firm structure, plenty of chewy, but seamlessly-integrated tannins and a very long, powerful, soil-driven finish. A great effort in 2011, this is the finest wine to be found on the Left Bank in this vintage. It will be a timeless and utterly traditional vintage of Latour.
JL 94
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2014
Blackberry, truffle, tobacco, espresso and cedar wood aromas are easy to find. In the mouth, the wine offers more depth than expected, with multiple layers of sweet black cherries, blackberry and a hint of powdery tannins... Blackberry, truffle, tobacco, espresso and cedar wood aromas are easy to find. In the mouth, the wine offers more depth than expected, with multiple layers of sweet black cherries, blackberry and a hint of powdery tannins in the fresh, long, expressive finish. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2011+latour
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.