2011 Chateau Latour Pauillac

$775.00
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Château Latour is the Grand-daddy of Pauillac: its most structured, concentrated, and masculine example. Chateau Latour is one of the oldest Bordeaux Chateau dating back to as early as 1331. It is a testament to the longevity, complexity, and sheer quality that is possible in Bordeaux. Latour is fortunate to still have long-standing vineyards of deep-rooted Cabernet vines, some of which are over 100 years old. In great vintages their wines are near immortal.

Recently released from the Chateau. Wine Enthusiast describes the 2011, 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.”

We have a limited allocation arriving from Bordeaux. A killer price for this drinking piece of history. NB: Pre-arrival. Wine arrives December 2019

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2011
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pauillac
SKU #:
1040542
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Wine Enthusiast

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.

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Wine Spectator

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.

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Wine Advocate

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