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Latour 1983

Chateau Latour

34 years

Tasted from my cellar, this wine is fully mature, not terribly concentrated, and slightly herbaceous, exhibiting aromas of sweaty saddle leather, melted asphalt, tobacco, and red as well as black fruits. Notions of caramel and roasted nuts also emerge. A medium-bodied effort with soft tannin, but little persistence and length, it requires consumption over the next decade. *** A disappointing example of Latour, although as a wine it is certainly very good. A soupy, muddled character is atypical for Latour, even in some of the most difficult vintages. A medium garnet color with amber at the edge is followed by aromas of roasted walnuts and berry fruit, as well as a touch of tar and spice. In the mouth, this round wine is surprisingly light (actually medium-bodied), with soft tannin, and not much of a finish. Again, the 1983 Latour is not equal to the performance of its first-growth stablemates - Chateau Margaux, Lafite-Rothschild, and Mouton-Rothschild. Anticipated maturity: Now-2005. Last tasted 1/97

88 Robert Parker score

€ 5,900
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Last Update October 2015

Chateau Latour

Chateau Latour is a world renowned French wine estate, located in Pauillac, in the Medoc region of Bordeaux, France. Latour is in the north-west of Bordeaux, sharing a border with Saint-Julien, a stone’s throw away from the banks of the Gironde estuary.

 

Chateau Latour was rewarded the status of “first growth” in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, due to its production of the highest quality wines throughout the years.

 

Chateau Latour produces three wines; the primary wine - Grand Vin de Chateau Latour, a second wine labeled Les Forts de Latour (available since 1966) and a third wine, Le Pauillac, launched in 1973. Always amongst the elite and expensive, an Imperial (6 liter bottle) of Chateau Latour was auctioned for £ 135,000 in 2011.

15,000 - 18,000 cases

Annual production

First Growth - Premier Cru

Classification

Medoc - Left Bank

Location/Region

78 hectares

Vineyard

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