Chateau Latour 2003 Pauillac Premier Grand Cru Classe

Château Latour 2003 Magnum

Bordeaux - Pauillac - 1er Grand Cru Classé - Château Latour

1st Grand Cru Classé in 1855.

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Stored in a hydro-regulated cellar
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Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon 81%
Petit Verdot 1%
Merlot 18
Château Latour

Château Latour

What discerning wine lover does not know Château Latour, a very simple name that has nevertheless never deserved the great prestige it has acquired. Its history begins in 1718 when the Marquis Nicolas-Alexandre de Ségur planted the first vines on the site. Then in 1787, Thomas Jefferson, US ambassador to France at the time, mentioned it in his travel notes, which marked the beginning of its fame.

In 1855, its consecration was reached when it acceded to the prestigious title of Ier Grand Cru Classé during the classification of the Grands Crus of the Médoc, a distinction it shares with Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Haut-Brion as well as Château Margaux, and then with Château Mouton Rothschild since 1973.

Owned by French businessman François Pinault since 1993, Château Latour reigns over an 80-hectare vineyard, 48 of which are grouped within an enclosure with vines over 40 years old that are the heart of Domaine. They are planted on gravelly hilltops overlooking the Gironde estuary, an ideal and very qualitative terroir, and give birth to the great wine. The vineyard is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

The Domaine produces two other vintages: a Second wine, the Forts de Latour, and a third wine, the Pauillac de Latour.

The Château Latour wines have an exceptional ability to stand the test of time, being able to wait for several decades before being enjoyed. They harmoniously combine tannic structure, persistence, race and elegance.

Critics Château Latour 2003 Magnum.

Robert Parker
Wine Spectator
Wine Enthusiast
Jancis Robinson
Bettane & Desseauve
Revue du Vin de France
Gault & Millau
Jean-Marc Quarin

Description Château Latour 2003 Magnum.

The September weather allowed us to gain silky and round tannins, in exceptional sanitary conditions.

Thus, the balance of the Grand Vin gives a very fruity, full and fleshy mouth.

The structure is powerful and dense with a very long finish.

Without a doubt, the 2003 vintage will find its place among the greatest vintages of the property and at the same time one of the most atypical.