2013 Chateau Latour Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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JS 95 DC 94 JL 94 JA 93 WA 93 WS 92 JD 91 VN 91
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, May 2021

Very enticing sweet tobacco, cedar, tar and blackcurrant on the nose with hints of black mushrooms and violets. It’s full-bodied with layers of ripe tannins that are still slightly chewy, but show poise and focus. Juicy...
DC 94

Decanter, February 2023

Very deep in colour, this is muted on the nose, though with black fruits lurking in the background. A compact wine with firm tannins, this also has a welcome juiciness to balance the solid structure. It shows Latour grip...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2021

An intriguing nose of mint, cranberry, currants, cigar wrapper, cedar and tobacco. The wine is medium-bodied, elegant, soft and fresh. The wine finishes with a myriad of piquant red fruits, herbs, olives, a touch of salty...
JA 93

janeanson.com, February 2022

One of the successes of the vintage, with well-hewn tannins and grip. There are plenty of markers of a cool vintage here, in the raspberry, redcurrant, cassis bud and cherry pit flavours, set alongside waves of smoked tea...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

Composed of 95.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.4% Merlot and 0.4% Petit Verdot, the 2013 Latour offers an open-knit, fragrant nose of licorice, sandalwood, rose petals and cigar box over a core of Black Forest cake, stewed...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, March 2016

This delivers a very tightly focused beam of red currant, pomegranate and bitter plum fruit flavors that streak along thanks to finely beaded acidity, showing a hint of graphite through the finish and a beguiling black...
JD 91

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

The flagship 2013 Chateau Latour comes from a much more challenging vintage and is 95.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.4% Merlot, and a 0.4% Petit Verdot. It shows its more Cabernet dominated blend with a more compact, tight...
VN 91

Vinous, August 2023

The 2013 Latour has quite an austere nose, backward and slightly surly. Light and tertiary black fruit mix with cigar humidor and autumn leaf scents. The palate is better with a gentle grip, fine acidity and decent...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2013
Size 6L
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.

Introducing the 2013 Chateau Latour, a Bordeaux Blend from the prestigious Pauillac region of Bordeaux, France. This red wine is truly a testament to the mastery and artistry of Chateau Latour, one of the most renowned producers in the world of wine.

As you pour this wine into your glass, its very deep and intense red color immediately captures your attention. The nose, although initially muted, reveals black fruits lingering in the background. It is a wine of great complexity, with a compact structure and firm tannins that give it a solid backbone. However, what sets this wine apart is the welcome juiciness that balances its sturdy framework. It showcases the unmistakable grip and typicity of Latour, albeit on a more modest scale than usual.

On the palate, the 2013 Chateau Latour enchants with a plethora of flavors. The enticing combination of sweet tobacco, cedar, tar, and blackcurrant immediately captivates your senses. Subtle hints of black mushrooms and violets add an intriguing layer of complexity. This full-bodied wine possesses layers of ripe tannins that are still slightly chewy but exhibit poise and focus. The juicy finish leaves a delightful aftertaste of berries, iodine, and walnuts.

Despite the challenges of the vintage, this wine stands as a testament to the unwavering commitment of Chateau Latour to produce exceptional wines. It may not possess the depth and richness of an outstanding Latour vintage, but it more than makes up for it with its medium-bodied elegance and focused texture. The purity of fruit is spot on, the tannins are sweet and polished, and it exudes plenty of classic Latour character.

According to esteemed wine critics, this 2013 Chateau Latour is a true gem. With a score of 94 from Decanter, 95 from James Suckling, 91 from Jeb Dunnuck, 94 from Jeff Leve, 93 from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 92 from Wine Spectator, and 93 from Jane Anson, it has garnered accolades from the most discerning palates in the industry.

Whether enjoyed now or cellared for further maturation, the 2013 Chateau Latour promises to deliver an exceptional drinking experience. Savor each sip and allow yourself to be transported to the enchanting vineyards of Pauillac, where the magic of Chateau Latour comes to life.