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1970 Château Latour

Light capsule condition issue; base neck fill; light label condition issue

ITEM 8023230 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$550
Item Sold Amount Date
I8067203 1 $550 Jan 16, 2022
I8045624 1 $550 Dec 26, 2021
I8041308 1 $480 Dec 26, 2021
I8041286 1 $500 Dec 26, 2021
I8003140 1 $460 Nov 14, 2021
I7971789 1 $460 Oct 10, 2021
I7913929 1 $460 Aug 8, 2021
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RATINGS

*****Michael Broadbent

Mouthfilling, concentrated, still very tannic...it will still be teasing some of you in 50 years' time...

18.5Jancis Robinson

Very old school. But wonderful. Charcoal notes on the nose.

91Wine Spectator

Elegant and gorgeous to drink now. Peaked. Ruby red color with an amber edge. Lovely aromas of plum, berry and mint. Full-bodied, with currant, dried herb character.

90Stephen Tanzer

...nose of plum and chocolate...Fat and plump...very satisfying drink...

PRODUCER

Château Latour

Château Latour’s long and noble history is summarized graphically on every bottle. The label shows the domaine’s famous tower, a symbol of the château's importance to regional politics and defense as early as the 14th century. And as one of the original four First Growth Bordeaux, the estate has become even more significant in the last 200 years as the producer of one of the world’s most legendary wines. Robert M. Parker Jr. has noted that the wine produced at Château Latour “has been an impeccable model of consistent excellence in great, mediocre and poor vintages.” After passing to British ownership from 1963 to 1993, the château was purchased in 1993 by Francois Pinault, one of France’s most successful businessmen and entrepreneurs. Vineyards total 163 acres, with 75% planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% to Cabernet Franc, 20% to Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot. The average age of the vines is 60 years. The chateau produces 180,000 bottles of Château Latour annually.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pauillac

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most famous appellation, thanks to the fact that it is home to three of the region’s fabled first-growth châteaux, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour. Perched on the left bank of the Gironde River north of the city of Bordeaux, Pauillac is centered around the commune of Pauillac and includes about 3,000 acres of vineyards. The Bordeaux classification of 1855 named 18 classified growths, including the three above mentioned First Growths. Cabernet Sauvignon is the principal grape grown, followed by Merlot. The soil is mostly sandy gravel mixed with marl and iron. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “the textbook Pauillac would tend to have a rich, full-bodied texture, a distinctive bouquet of black currants, licorice and cedary scents, and excellent aging potential.”