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2005 Château Latour

1.5ltr

ITEM 8561920 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
margr5 1 $1,670 $1,670
geode3 1 $1,670 $1,670
6 $1,670
Item Sold Amount Date
I8667078 1 $1,585 Jan 29, 2023
I8655646 2 $1,585 Jan 22, 2023
I8628975 1 $1,585 Jan 8, 2023
I8596068 1 $1,585 Dec 25, 2022
I8561920 2 $1,670 Dec 4, 2022

RATINGS

100James Suckling

Full and dense on the palate, with a very tight structure. The tannins have a perfect polish to their density, and the finish is very intense, with wonderful fruit and truffle character.

99Wine Spectator

Brilliant, intense aromas of mineral, blackberry and currant, with hints of Indian spices and cigar box, lead to a full-bodied palate, with ultrafine tannins and a beautiful balance...

98Stephen Tanzer

...explosive in the mouth...wonderful sappy complexity of flavor and a thickness of texture that builds and builds toward the back...near-magical combination of power and refinement

19.5Jancis Robinson

.Intriguing – this is a wine that drags you in to the glass! Full, ample, wonderful grand spread across the palate. Such magnificence – rides over the palate. All lovely fine tannins and subtlety. No obvious alcohol –dense but not tricksy..

96Robert M. Parker Jr.

The wine is full-bodied and powerful with exceptionally high tannin combined with zesty acidity, and laser-like focus.

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.”