Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Cru – 2005

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Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Pauillac

Producer

Chateau Latour

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Red Blend

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Vineyard

Chateau Latour

Producer

Chateau Latour

Appellation

Pauillac

Designation

AOP

Classification

Premier Cru

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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2020-2065


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.


Vinous
Tasted: 05/01/2017
Drink: 2020-2055
Author: Antonio Galloni


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2008
Drink: 2020-2060


Only 44% of the production made it into the dense ruby/purple-hued 2005 Latour, a powerful, backward, 12,000-case blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Petit Verdot and Merlot. As I wrote last year, this classic effort is built for the ages, and is largely destined to be drunk by our offspring rather than anyone over the age of 50 today. Complex aromas of crushed rocks,...

...graphite, black cherries, creme de cassis, new saddle leather, and dried mushrooms are still tightly wound. The wine is full-bodied and powerful with exceptionally high tannin combined with zesty acidity, and laser-like focus. It will require 15 or more years of cellaring. I still prefer the 2003, but administrator Frederic Engerer says this "is more Latour." Anticipated maturity: 2020-2060.



JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 06/04/2017
Drink: 2015-2035


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Profile

Area under vines: 47 hectares
Soils: clayey gravel, gravelly sand, marly clay
Average of the Vineyards : 50 years
Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha
Production: around 320,000 bottles a year
Ageing: around 2 years in 100% new barrels

Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 75%
  • Merlot 20%
  • Cabernet Franc 2,5%
  • Petit Verdot 2,5%

The Chateau makes two other wines:

  • Les Forts de Latour :
    • Cabernet Sauvignon : 70%
    • Merlot : 30%

  • Le Pauillac de Chateau Latour

Learn more about Chateau Latour here

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Name

Chateau Latour

Address

Chateau Latour, Pauillac, Gironde, France

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Trade Summary (Bids and Offers)

Case size Tax status bid offer Recent
1x600cl IB £ 5,500
12x75cl IB £ 6,105 £ 6,600
6x150cl IB £ 6,600
6x75cl DP £ 3,450 £ 3,250
6x75cl IB £ 3,050

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Offer 6x75cl 1 £ 3,450 Buy now
Bid 6x75cl 1 £ 3,050
Bid 12x75cl 1 £ 6,105
Bid 12x75cl 1 £ 6,100

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