Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Cru – 2004

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  •  France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Pauillac

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

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2020-2045


The 2004 Latour is perhaps evolving slower than I expected, although it remains one of the finest Left Bank wines of the vintage. It has that quintessential graphite-scented bouquet intermixed with blackberry and cedar, although the liquorice note that I observed previously has receded. Again, there is wonderful definition. The palate is full-bodied but surprisingly more...

...sultry than I expected, especially here where I was able to directly compare it with the other 2004 First Growths. It delivers the "authority" you expect from Latour, although I might be inclined just to give it another 2-3 years in bottle. Tasted September 2016.


Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/06/2007
Drink: 2012-2037


A terrific effort from Administrator Frederic Engerer and owner Francois Pinault, the dark ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Latour exhibits a strong cassis character intermixed with notes of crushed rocks, earth, cedar, and forest floor. Racy, elegant, but powerful with medium to full body, and sweet tannin, it will benefit from 5-7 years of cellaring, and should keep for three decades. It is a very impressive offering. Also tasted: 2004 Pauillac (87; $38.00)


Vinous
Tasted: 05/01/2007
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Author: Stephen Tanzer


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/06/2006
Drink: 2013-2035


The wine of the vintage, Latour's 2004 boasts a dense purple color as well as a classic nose of ink, black currants, sweet cherries, crushed rocks, and minerals. Even though it is aged in 100% new French oak, there is not a hint of woodiness. It possesses a beautiful texture, moderately high tannin, fabulous concentration, and a long, full-bodied finish. A brilliant wine from a challenging vintage, it should be at its apogee between 2013-2035. Kudos to everyone at Latour!


JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 07/07/2009
Drink: 2017-2027


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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
12x75cl IB £ 4,100 £ 4,155
3x75cl DP £ 995
6x150cl IB £ 3,000
6x75cl DP £ 2,100 £ 2,250 £ 2,100
6x75cl IB £ 2,100 £ 2,085

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Bid 12x75cl 1 £ 4,023
Bid 12x75cl 3 £ 12,300
Bid 6x75cl 2 £ 4,100
Bid 12x75cl 1 £ 3,900

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