2019 Chateau Latour 'Le Pauillac de Latour'

$114.95
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A typical Pauillac with remarkably pure aromas of blackberries and fresh plums with spicy notes and hints of graphite. Hedonistic yet well-balanced and very quaffable, its crunchy fruit and fresh acidity accompany the soft, velvety tannins.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2019
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pauillac
Total Varietal Composition %:
55.8 % Cabernet-Sauvignon, 38.8 % Merlot, 5.4 % Petit Verdot
Score Vinous:
93
SKU #:
1054086
Size:
750 ml Bottle

VN93

Vinous

The 2019 Pauillac is a serious wine. Dark cherry, plum, gravel, incense, licorice and pomegranate are all dialed up in this wonderfully deep, fleshy Pauillac. Deep and resonant, with fine balance, the 2019 captures all the natural radiance of the year. This is really quite stellar and delicious. A recent bottle of the 2009 reminded me how pleasurable the Latour Pauillac can be.

DC93

Decanter

Easily the best Pauillac de Latour in recent years, showing supple tannins at five years old, textured and rippling with juice, opening to show gourmet smoked plum and blueberry fruit. Has the graphite edge of the appellation, waves of cocoa bean, liqourice and smoked earth, and the balance of 2019. The structure is already welcoming, even if the fruit young, and if you like your wines on the primary side, you can get stuck in straight away and be very happy about it - this is a buy buy buy, and a good upgrade from my initial En Primeur score. 44hl/h yield, almost double that of 2018, which no doubt helps with the juicy character.