Chateau Latour

Chateau Latour 2003

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Chateau Latour, 1er Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France, 2003

Grapes: A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, gravel soil, 60 year old vines, aged in French oak barrels (100% new)

Chateau Tasting Note:

The weather in September rewarded us with silky, round tannins, in exceptionally healthy conditions. The balance of the Grand Vin thus offers a very fruity, full-bodied, generous palate. The structure is powerful and dense with a very long finish. There is no doubt that the 2003 will take a place among the property's greatest vintages while at the same time being one of its most unusual. Exceptional year.

Critics' Tasting Notes:

"A prodigious effort, it boasts a saturated purple color as well as a gorgeous perfume of smoke, cedar, creme de cassis, flowers, crushed rocks, and blackberries. Massive and multi-layered, with huge richness and low acidity, it is about as unctuous as a young Latour can be. It could be compared to the 1982, but it may be even more pure, at least at this early stage, than that monumental wine. The level of intensity builds prodigiously in the mouth, and the finish lasts nearly a minute. Disarmingly accessible (although analytically the tannin level is high), I suspect it will ultimately shut down, but it was performing impeccably when I tasted it." Drink 2010-2040+

100/100 points, Robert M. Parker Jr., WINE ADVOCATE, April 2006

"Aromatically as you might expect, the wine displays a very ripe, roasted ostentatious nose packed with flowers, cappuccino, dark red fruits, smoke, wet forest floor and spice box notes. There is a sweetness to the fruits emanating from the incredibly hot conditions of the vintage. On the palate, the wine is pure intensity, power and richness. Grabbing you, demanding to get noticed, as if you could avoid the massive wall of fruit that's in your face. Atypical, which makes for a unique expression of Latour, it is fabulous to taste and experience. But its best days are clearly in its future."

99/100 points, Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider, August 2020


This is part of a private customer’s collection. These wines are in excellent condition. We are acting as an agent in the sale and the price is exclusive of V.A.T. which is not due. Our multibuy discounts do not apply.


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Additional Details

Primary Grape/Blend:
Bordeaux Blend (Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot)
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Influence of Oak:

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