Pauillac de Château Latour

When you think of iconic claret, the chances are you think of Château Latour. Regarded by many as the ultimate expression of Left Bank Bordeaux, the name of this broad-shouldered, masculine and powerful wine is etched onto the minds of serious wine-lovers the world-over. Pauillac de Château Latour is the property’s third wine, made mainly from fruit taken from the Château’s young vines that lie just outside the famed vineyard of L’Enclos. Additionally, a proportion of declassified juice from Les Forts de Latour is included, resulting in a wine that represents a true reflection of the Grand Vin – albeit on a smaller scale.

2004 was a highly successful vintage for Latour: the Grand Vin received a score of 95 points from renowned wine critic Robert Parker and Les Forts de Latour received 90 points. The Pauillac de Château Latour received an astonishing 89-91 points, with Robert Parker commenting:
“A potentially outstanding offering, the dark ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Pauillac offers lovely, crunchy, cherry and black currant fruit, smoke, and licorice characteristics. It will be ready to drink upon release, and should evolve for a decade.”

2004 Pauillac de Château Latour – £498 per case of 12 bottles in bond
Les Forts de Latour readily trades in the secondary market at around £1400 per dozen bottles in bond, so this offers incredible value for money.


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