Located at the heart of the Medoc wine region, the vast majority of Chateau Latour vineyard lies on gravel ridges. The exceptional 2005 vintage produced a fleshy and powerful Pauillac with charming structure and fruit. Chateau Latour is complex on the nose with notable ripe fruits, as wells as silky and racy tannins at the finish: an excellent wine for keep.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2005 Latour (87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot) is a spectacular effort from Château Latour. It has an inky plum/purple color and a gorgeous nose of graphite, crème de cassis, and floral notes with some forest floor in the background. It is full-bodied, super-concentrated, and for my taste, probably one of the two or three most intense, rich, and complex wines of the entire Médoc. The wine has great texture, purity and a finish of close to 40 or 45 seconds. The tannins are surprisingly sweet, even in this large-scaled, masculine wine. Drink it over the next 50+ years.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot|
|Revue du Vin de France||20|
|Producer/Bottled By||CHATEAU LATOUR 33250 PAUILLAC FRANCE|
|Classification||1er cru classe|
- R. Gabriel : 19
- J. Robinson : 17.5++
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 99
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot