LATOUR 2002
Pauillac - 2002
1er Grand Cru Classé en 1855
75cl
château LATOUR château LATOUR 2002 château Pauillac - 2002
1er Grand Cru Classé en 1855
75cl
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Poivre

Pain grillé

Cassis

Sous-bois
LATOUR

Version Française Assemblage : 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

A la dégustation, le bon niveau d'acidité atteint par l'assemblage ajoute une sensation de puissance à la complexité aromatique et à la chair de ce vin. Le style est caractérisé par le fruit, la finesse et l'élégance ainsi que par une structure imposante qui l'identifie à notre terroir.

Le Guide Hachette Des Vins

Si le château lui-même, typique de l'architecture du XIXes., ne retient guère l'attention, tout le reste à Latour est d'exception; le terroir, de graves claires; l'histoire, de la seigneurie médiévale au grand cru; les bâtiments et les équipements de vinification. Sans oublier bien sûr le vin. Sombre et profonde, la robe dit clairement que l'avenir de ce 2002 est assuré. Le bouquet ne s'est pas encore complètement ouvert; pourtant, il est déjà d'une réelle complexité avec des notes de fraise, de cassis, de toast... A l'attaque, savoureuse à souhait, les fruits l'emportent, accompagnés d'une touche réglissée. Les tanins révèlent peu à peu leur caractère imposant et un bel équilibre s'établit. La longueur de la finale épicée (poivre) clôt magnifiquement la dégustation. Une grande bouteille qui s'épanouira dix, voire quinze ans en cave.


English Version Blend: 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (158), April 2005: 96/100

The wine of the vintage? There are only 10,000 cases of this extraordinarily rich, dense 2002 that is as powerful as the 2003 (even the alcohol levels are nearly the same, 12.85%) . It is dark ruby/purple to the rim, with notes of English walnuts, crushed rocks, black currants, and forest floor, dense, full-bodied, and opulent, yet classic with spectacular aromatics, marvelous purity, and a full-bodied finish that lasts just over 50+ seconds. Huge richness and the sweetness of the tannin are somewhat deceptive as this wine seems set for a long life. Administrator Frederic Engerer seems to be more pleased with what Latour achieved in 2002 than in any other recent vintage. Hats off to him for an extraordinary accomplishment in a vintage that wouldn’t have been expected to produce the raw materials to achieve something at this level of quality. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2045.

Neal Martin, vinous.com, July 2018: 94/100

The 2002 Latour is a wine that has impressed ever since I first tasted it from barrel and subsequently both in sighted and blind conditions. It offers disarming black fruit laced with tobacco and graphite on the nose, this bottle showing less of the "Christmas cake" that I remarked in previous bottles. Firm in structure, the 2000 has more charm and vivacity than many of its Left Bank peers this vintage, plenty of cedar and pencil lead notes with a grippy yet detailed finish. You could actually begin broaching this now but it will offer another two decades of drinking pleasure. Tasted blind at a private dinner in Bordeaux.

Jancis Robinson MW, Farr Tasting, October 2009: 16,5+/20

Drink 2011-16 Very rich and sweet at first, with hints of cumin on the palate and then notably dry tannins on the finish. Not much fun at present.

 
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Château Latour-1er Cru Classé en 1855-Appellation Pauillac
Château Latour

This famous chateau takes its name from the majestic 17th century tower in its grounds. Situated in the extreme South of the appellation, almost on the edge of St Julien and the bank of the Garonne to the East, Chateau Latour extends over a 65 hectare quaternary gravel mound - however, only the prestigious 45 hectare “paddock” is exclusively reserved for the production of the “grand vin”.

For centuries Latour has dominated over the other Premiers Crus of Southern Médoc, and for some, the other wines of Bordeaux, due to the exceptional quality and unbroken regularity of its wines. However, such richness often demands extreme patience before the full splendor of these wines is released.

Facts & Figures :
Area under vine : 45 Ha
Production : 175 000 bouteilles
Soil : Graves anciennes d’origine Gunzienne (début du quaternaire)
Grape varieties : 80 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 15 % Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc et 2% Petit Verdot
Ageing : 18 à 22 mois (100% de barriques neuves)