Château Latour – Pauillac


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Château Latour’s 1982 yields from one of the greatest Bordeaux vintages of the 20th century.

Château Latour needs no introduction – a world famous brand whose label commands huge respect and often price tags to match. But there is more to this great first growth than its hugely marketable name and label.

Latour is probably the most consistent of the Médoc’s first growths in terms of quality. Even in tough Bordeaux vintages it manages to create wines that put many of its Bordeaux neighbours in the shade, and in doing so, Latour has justly earned its reputation among many critics as being the Médoc’s finest wine.


Grape Varietes:Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 4%, Petit Verdot 1%
Wine Style:Left Bank Bordeaux
Winemaker:Frédéric Ardouin
Optimum Drinking:2017-2040
Reviewer Rating:100
Reviewer:Robert Parker
Fill Level:Top Shoulder
Label Quality:Slight discolouration/creasing but generally excellent condition. Capsules have a few small scuffs.

“You can say whatever you like about the quality of the First Growth 1982s, but if there is one common theme that comes up again and again is that if you are lucky enough to compare them side-by-side, there is one that reigns over them all. Chateau Latour. Here it retains that amazing bouquet that stops you in your tracks: black fruit, graphite, crushed stone and a touch of smoke, all with breathtaking precision. The palate is medium-bodied with a symmetry and focus that leaves the others behind (Lafite coming the closest here.) There is a confidence to this wine, not so much a swagger but an effortless quality that leaves no questions unanswered.”


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