2003 Ch Latour 1er Cru Pauillac

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Latour
Region
Pauillac, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab. Franc, Petit Verdot
Drinking
2014-2035
Case Size
6x75cl
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2003 Ch Latour 1er Cru Pauillac
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Latour
Region
Pauillac, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab. Franc, Petit Verdot
Drinking
2014-2035
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now

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Case price

£3,800.00 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(1 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, April 2004

53% of this great vineyard's production went into the grand vin this year. Although the harvest was over by 30th September, the Cabernet Sauvignon which makes up 81% of the blend, was harvested fully mature and in beautiful condition. The Chateau is in no doubt that this is one of the greatest Latours of recent years and makes comparisons with 1982.At this stage it is a brooding dense wine. Its huge reserves of fruit and power and great balance will ensure that it will age seamlessly for many decades.

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Producer

Château Latour

It is a common misconception that Château Latour was named after its cream-coloured tower - a 17th century edifice that served as a dovecote. The original tower that gave its name to this exemplary property was built in the 15th century as a watchtower to fend off invading pirates during the Hundred Years War. Unfortunately, it has long been eroded away. It can be considered the King of the First Growths, having the extraordinary power, structure and presence.

Region

Pauillac, Red Bordeaux

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.

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