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Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 13%
Medium garnet. Dried flowers, ripe plums, cedar. The 1945 tasted nearly 8 years ago at the chateau was memorable, but not as intense and complex as this bottle. This is an incredible wine with still lively fruit characters and a depth that comes from great structure, freshness and intense flavours. The long bottle aging has added depth and nuances which add to the complexity.
Chateau Latour can trace its history to the 14th century when the original tower was constructed on the estate by Gaucelme de Castillon during the Hundred Years War. The ancient Pauillac estate is among the four of the Medoc vineyards designated as a first growth in the classification of 1855 and today is owned by François Pinault's through his holding company, Artemis. The 78 hectare vineyard of Latour rests on an extraordinary terroir and is planted with 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 2% of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
|Grape Variety||Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Robert Parker||90 Points|
|Wine Spectator||100 Points|