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Château Latour 2005

$3250.00 per bottle

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In the 14th century, Gaucelme de Castillon built the tower from which Château Latour gets its name, and wine production on the estate also began around this time. The tower is long gone; the wine, however, has gone from strength to strength.

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In the 14th century, Gaucelme de Castillon built the tower from which Château Latour gets its name, and wine production on the estate also began around this time. The tower is long gone; the wine, however, has gone from strength to strength.

Along with other top Bordeaux wines such as Lafite and Margaux, Latour really took off in the 18th century. The estate was divided during the French Revolution, but was reunited in 1841 and went on to became one of the original four First Growths in the 1855 Classification.

The grand vin's fruit is grown on a 47-hectare portion of the estate, known as l'Enclos. The wine typically comprises 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The estate produces 11,000 cases of the grand vin each year, on average.

"Latour is unquestionably the most consistent of Bordeaux's first growths. True to its reputation this wine is as remarkable in the finer vintages as in the lesser ones. Generally powerful, tannic, rich, dense, and intense, the wines of Latour are always top flight and extremely long-lived."

— Robert Parker

Neal Martin
Neil Martin
98 The 2005 Latour has long been a formidable wine. I was granted the opportunity to re-taste the 2005 at the property after their estate released library reserves in February 2017. Now at twelve years of age, it has retained that riveting bouquet of black cherries and black plum, crème de cassis and graphite, although I find less of the latter compared to previous bottles (including the one tasted blind just three weeks earlier). The palate is very well balanced with blackberry, black plum, sea salt, a hint of balsamic, quite spicy in the mouth with a hint of cloves. There is immense weight and presence in the mouth, although I wonder whether the tannins are as fine as say the 2010 or even the nascent 2016 Latour tasted alongside? Either way, it remains a fabulous First Growth destined to last many, many years. Tasted March 2017. Drink 2020-2065.
Name Château Latour
Vintage 2005
Type Rouge / Red
Appellation Pauillac
Classification 1er Cru Classé (1st growth)
Grape Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlot; Cabernet Franc
Format 750ml
Average Age of Vines 40 years old
Production 175,000 bottles
Soil Gunzian gravel over clay and limestone
Winemaking 21 days' maceration and fermentation in stainless steel vats
Ageing 17 months in oak barrels (85%-100% new oak)
Website http://www.chateau-latour.com/
Food Pairings Lamb; Game Animals; Beef
Occasions Romantic Dinner; Celebrations; Business Dinner; Anniversary
When to Drink Enjoy over the next 20 Years