Chateau Latour 2005

1,250.000 JD Sale Save
Chateau Latour 2005

Chateau Latour 2005

1,250.000 JD Sale Save
Size 75cl

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At the beginning of the eighteenth century, Château Latour started to be highly recognized around the world, thanks to the reconquest of the British market and the development of the wine business in Northern Europe. The aristocracy and other wealthy groups of consumers became very enthusiastic about a few great estates, of which Latour was one. And that was how Thomas Jefferson, ambassador of the United States in France, and future President, discovered this wine in 1787. At that time, a cask of Château Latour was already worth twenty times as much as one of ordinary Bordeaux wine.

Tasting Notes

The 2005 Latour (87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot) is a spectacular effort from Château Latour. It has an inky plum/purple color and a gorgeous nose of graphite, crème de cassis, and floral notes with some forest floor in the background. It is full-bodied, super-concentrated, and for my taste, probably one of the two or three most intense, rich, and complex wines of the entire Médoc. The wine has great texture, purity and a finish of close to 40 or 45 seconds. The tannins are surprisingly sweet, even in this large-scaled, masculine wine. Drink it over the next 50+ years. Drink 2015-2065.

Food Pairing

Best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Also pairs with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

Awards

Wine Enthusiast 95, Robert Parker 92 Points, Wine Spectator 90 Points

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Country: Pauillac, Bordeaux - France

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

France, Bordeaux