2014 - Ch Latour 1er Cru Pauillac Ex Château March 2022
06B4LATOEX6PK _ 2014 - Ch Latour 1er Cru Pauillac Ex Château March 2022 - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Latour
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2022 - 2044
Case size
6x75cl
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2014 CH LATOUR 1ER CRU PAUILLAC EX CHÂTEAU MARCH 2022 - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Latour
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2022 - 2044
Case size
6x75cl
Available Later
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £2,986.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2015

    Deep opaque colour. An amazing intensity of dark currants and feeling of fresh vibrant cabernet sauvignon fruit. The first attack is of a silky undertone of fruit prior to the structure and texture evolving and building in the palate. An absolute star showing amongst the wines from this vintage both en primeur and during the Southwold tastings, it has a controlled boldness, sweet herbal fruit characters, the tannins sit positively within the wine and the tremendous persistence on the finish completes a perfect example of this great 1st growth. This is a wine of huge stature.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, March 2018,
    Score: 95

    The 2014 Latour has a backward and austere bouquet that does not respond to coaxing from the glass. This is so broody and sultry, only reluctantly eking out pencil shaving and sous-bois aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, finely judged acidity, quite dense and “solid” at the moment and yet there is elegance and stylishness to spare here. It just needs to manifest more charm and personality à la Mouton-Rothschild, but do not under-estimate this Latour whenever it is released. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting.

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, January 2022,
    Score: 96

    The 2014 Latour captures the personality of the year in its linear, lithe construction. It's a decidedly understated Latour that is more about finesse than brawn. Bright red cherry/plum fruit, spice, mint and sweet tobacco open over time, but at this level, wines are more about a feel, an expression of place and a vintage. The 2014 Latour embodies all the best this cool, late-ripening growing season had to offer. I loved the 2014 when it was first shown, about five years ago, and I love it today. It is a super-classic Pauillac.

  • JA

    Jane Anson, February 2022,
    Score: 96

    The depth, power and just sheer confidence of Latour shines through. This is an extremely classic 2014 - everything in focus, with clarity, grip and poise, sculpted blackcurrant and blackberry fruits, touches of raspberry leaf and crushed rocks. Cabernet Sauvignon dominant, still strict and muscular in its tannins, with heft and width through the palate. As it opens graphite, violet and campfire smoke curls through the centre of the wine, along with slow and steady waves of saffron and sage spice. Easily one of the wines of the vintage, and one to take your time with, allowing the slow progression of flavours and textures to unroll at their own pace. It will benefit from another few years in bottle before really getting underway, and has decades ahead. Eric Boissenot consultant, Hélène Génin technical director. Harvest September 18 September to October 15.

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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. Château Latour's vines are planted on the gravel soil of Paulliac, most of them stand 12 to 16 metres above the Gironde Estuary. It can be considered the King of the First Growths, having the extraordinary power, structure and presence.

Region

Pauillac

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.