1WLAT05IR3B

$1,350.00
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The 2005 vintage demonstrates the superiority of the Cabernet Sauvignon which alone brings body, power, fruit, and structure. A wine of great complexity, we note at this stage the dominance of very ripe fruit and can fully perceive its enormous power, filled out with sleek, silky tannins.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2005
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pauillac
Total Varietal Composition %:
7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 0,5% de Cabernet Franc 0,5% Petit Verdot
Score Wine Enthusiast:
100
Score Vinous:
100
SKU #:
1034354
Size:
750 ml Bottle
VN100

Vinous

The 2005 Latour was mind-blowingly profound in two recent tastings for this report. Deep and sensual to the core, the 2005 is utterly captivating. All the elements are so seamlessly put together. Graphite, crème de cassis, licorice, dark spice and lavender infuse the 2005 with so much energy. More than anything else, though, the 2005 is a Latour of texture and resonance. Even after several hours, the 2005 is fresh and full of energy. Wines like this are just life affirming. That's about all I can really say. Tasted two times.

WE100

Wine Enthusiast

A great wine, the summation of a great vintage in Bordeaux. The core of richness, the dense, bone-dry tannins, the black currants, red berries and black plum skins are the elements, but it's the way they have been integrated that makes this such an impressive wine. There is great elegance as well, a fabulous counterpoint to such power.