Chateau Latour 2005

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Located at the heart of the Medoc wine region, the vast majority of Chateau Latour vineyard lies on gravel ridges. The exceptional 2005 vintage produced a fleshy and powerful Pauillac with charming structure and fruit. Chateau Latour is complex on the nose with notable ripe fruits, as wells as silky and racy tannins at the finish: an excellent wine for keep.

Parker : 98+ / 100
Wine Spectator : 99 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
2005 was a very dry, warm and sunny vintage, causing vine stress in some areas of Bordeaux. Harvested from September 26 to October 6, the tannin/IPT levels were very high this year. The 2005 Latour is blended of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot. It is the biggest surprise of this tasting--until now, the wine was relatively closed and broody, but today the wine is just starting to reveal its personality--and what a stunner! Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with provocative floral scents of roses and violets over a core of fresh blackcurrants, chocolate-covered cherries and black raspberries with hints of fertile loam, unsmoked cigars and black tea. Medium to full-bodied, firm, grainy and packed with muscular fruit, it has an epically long, savory finish sparked by floral notes. 12,000 cases were made.
BordeauxPauillac
Vineyard
Medoc

Grape varieties
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J. Robinson
17.5++

J. Suckling
99

R. Gabriel
19

Wine Spectator
99

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Dessert wine
No

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pauillac

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Latour

Classification
Classified First Growth

Parker
98+

Allergens
Contains sulfites