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Chateau Latour Pauillac 2015  - First Bottle


99 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider -
Still holding on to its depth of color. The wine already shows some development with its truffle, oyster shell, cassis, Asian spice, dark red fruits and cherry tones. This is a Latour of elegance, purity of fruit and silky texture over power that is coupled with layers of concentrated fruits, and the structure to age for generations.
98+ Vinous -
A seamless, totally captivating wine, the 2015 Latour has no beginning and no end, it simply exists in its own little world of pure and total harmony. Nothing is out of place. Instead, the 2015 captivates both the intellectual and hedonistic senses with its remarkable aromatic depth and textural brilliance. Exotic in its ripeness, with tremendous persistence and dazzling balances, the 2015 really does have it all.The 2015 is 97.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.6% Merlot and 0.3% Petit Verdot. Don't miss it.
98 Jane Anson -
Aromatically this floats out of the glass, intense and concentrated but full of light and life. Waves of flavour come at you, from crushed raspberries, pomegrante and blackcurrant to fresher redcurrant and lemongrass set against richer truffles, crayon and smoked earth. Mouthwatering, this really is a vintage where you can see the impact of the biodynamic vineyard work, with a greater sense of sculpting and violet florality than you would have found in this Pauillac powerhouse a decade earlier, without sacrificing structure and depth. As it opens, the sweetness of a ripe vintage comes through in edges of smoked caramel. A beautiful wine, thoroughly enjoyable, extremely well-handled and set to power through the decades.
98 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate -
Blended of 97.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.6% Merlot and 0.3% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Latour is exquisitely perfumed, displaying fragrant notes of crushed black cherries, raspberry preserves, cassis and black plums with nuances of roses, dark chocolate, garrigue, menthol and a waft of sandalwood. The medium-bodied palate beautifully struts its taut, toned, muscular fruit with a frame of very firm, smooth, rounded tannins and compelling freshness, finishing with alluring earth and mineral layers. At once intellectual and sexy, this truly evocative vintage brings to mind the Melanie Griffith line from “Working Girl," possessing a sultry “head for business and a bod for sin."
98 James Suckling -
Aromas of iron, oyster shell, rust and stones with blueberries and blackberries. Full-bodied, yet ever so polished and refined. It rolls off the palate with fruit and salty flavors. Tight, focused and always refined. Pretty length. 97% Cabernet Sauvignon gives this brightness.
98 Wine Enthusiast -
Seriously structured and yet also so smooth, this wine has great concentration and powerful tannins. There is wonderful juiciness here as well as dense, dusty tannins that are never hard, always velvet. It is going to be a great wine when it is released in maybe 10 years time. The wine comes only from vineyards that are biodynamic.
98 Decanter -
Really gorgeous aromatics, so perfumed, acutely aromatic, pristine, clear and precise with tobacco, cocoa, ash and liquorice. Round, heady, a sexy wine, with a lot to say, generous and open, smooth and layered - this deepens straight away vertically. I love the juiciness, there’s clarity to the raspberry, blueberry and blackcurrant fruit, sleek and joyful but the texture is there with a wet stone and liquorice to the tannins that gives such grip and edge of power. Still youthful and quite serious but there’s something so appealing about it with a sexy character and complexity. Bright and sharp but also with sweetness from the ripe vintage and savoury notes of truffle, cocoa, dark chocolate giving contrast. Such enjoyable floral violet scents too that follow the wine from start to finish. Excellently controlled and delivered with supreme appeal. One you want to sit with and take your time over, and then gulp down! 69 IPT, 30% of production. Harvest 15 september to 10 October. Technical director Hélène Genin.

Technical Details

  • Blend97.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.6% Merlot and 0.3% Petit Verdot
  • WinemakerHelene Genin
  • CountryFrance
  • RegionBordeaux
  • AppellationPauillac
  • Farming MethodBiodynamic

Chateau Latour Pauillac 2015

Proprietary Blends  |  France
JL99, VN98+, JA98, WA98, JS98, WA98, WE98, DC98

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What can be said about Château Latour that hasn’t been uttered a thousand times before? This is a legendary estate, and has been for centuries...with good reason! The wines here are as consistently amazing, timeless, and as perfect as any wine, anywhere, for all time. When winemaker Helene Genin and crew pushed for conversion to biodynamics, and a movement away from the yearly release model – there were naysayers. Welp, they’re pretty quiet at the moment! These wines are something special, and we’re coming out first to market with an exceptional price!

About the Producer

Located in the lush commune of Pauillac in Bordeaux, Château Latour is a beacon of winemaking fame. Boasting a prestigious First Growth rating from the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, this vineyard is a hot ticket item for wine lovers everywhere. With its focus on Cabernet Sauvignon, this winery produces robust and long-lasting wines that are a force to be reckoned with. Nestled in the southeast corner of Pauillac and bordering Saint-Julien, Château Latour is a true gem of the Médoc region. Its vineyard boasts an impressive 80% of Cabernet Sauvignon, with the remaining grapes being Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. The grand vin is only made from the choicest plots surrounding the chateau, as depicted on the 1759 plan of the domaine. For those looking for a taste of Latour's signature style, but at a more accessible price point, the winery also offers Les Forts de Latour and Pauillac de Latour – both made from the vineyard's younger vines.