1995 Ch Latour 1er Cru Pauillac

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Latour
Region
Pauillac, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab. Franc, Petit Verdot
Drinking
2010-2040
Case Size
12x75cl
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1995 Ch Latour 1er Cru Pauillac
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Latour
Region
Pauillac, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab. Franc, Petit Verdot
Drinking
2010-2040
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now

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Tasting Notes

Robert Parker, April 1996, Score: 94-96

Under the inspiring leadership of its new owner, Francois Pinault, Latour appears to be returning to the old style, classic, blockbuster, massive wines that were meant to last 40-50 years. The 1995 Latour was made from a traditional blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. Yields were modest (47 hectoliters per hectare), and the grapes were harvested between September 13 and September 28. Only 59% of the harvest was utilized for this wine. It is unquestionably the monster wine of the vintage. That is not said in a pejorative context, but rather in an admiring one. It is an extremely powerful and concentrated, full-bodied, backward wine, but it does not exhibit any harshness or toughness. Like many 1995s, the acidity is low. The wine is an explosive fruit ball that offers massive intensity, without yet having begun to reveal its full personality. The finish lasts for nearly a minute. This looks to be a great Latour that should turn out to be superior to the impressive 1994. It is still extremely raw and backward. It will be a must purchase for Latour fans who plan on living another 25-30 years. Wow!All of the wines in this segment were tasted between March 19 and March 28 in Bordeaux. Most of the important wines from both the 1994 and 1995 vintages were tasted three separate times during my ten-day stay in Bordeaux. Drink: 1996-2026.

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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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