1970 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1970

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
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90-94 / 100

Very good

1970 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1970

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 

Condition Good

Stock : 4 bottles
522,00 € tax incl. 435,00 € tax excl.

Label No label

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Level Mid-shoulder

Stock : 3 bottles
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Avis d'expert
98 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(06-1996) One of the top two or three wines of the vintage (Petrus and Trotanoy are noteworthy rivals), this young, magnificent Latour is still 5-10 years away from full maturity. The opaque garnet color is followed by a huge, emerging nose of black fruits, truffles, walnuts, and subtle tobacco/Graves-like scents. Full-bodied, fabulously concentrated and intense, with a sweet inner-core of fruit (a rarity in most 1970 Medocs), and high but well-integrated tannin, this enormously endowed, massive Latour should hit its prime by the end of the century and last for 2-3 decades thereafter. This is will be the longest-lived and potentially most classic wine of the vintage. Cream always comes to the top.

19.5/20
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson

(03-2011) Very deep crimson. A very big-boned wine of great density. Some very strong menthol character with a touch of liquorice too and pretty dry on the finish. This seems to have taken on flesh since its rather austere youth and was even rather charming - in a distinctly 'masculine' way. No hurry to drink this.

96 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
(9-2007)
91 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(8-2000)
Elegant and gorgeous... Ruby red color with an amber edge. Lovely aromas of plum, berry and mint. Full-bodied, with currant, dried herb character.
5 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent

(5-1999) An immensely impressive wine... Mouthfilling, concentrated, still very tannic.

Features
Vintage 1970
Rating 90-94
Classification Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
Château Latour
Country France
Château informations
Latour
Latour

Château Latour is ranked Premier Cru Classé in the Official Classification created in 1855.


There are 2 other Châteaux in the Pauillac appellation which also benefit from the prestigious title of 1er Cru Classé: Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild


Latour is the epitome of excellence in good years and bad ones. Among the greatest vintages, the most beautiful achievements of the chateau: 1920, 1929, 1949, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1970, 1982, 1990, 2000.


Created around 1680, Château Latour's vineyard is one of the oldest in the Médoc. At the heart of the estate, the main parcel, called "l'Enclos", is made up of 47 hectares of old vines that are preciously maintained, because only they are able to give birth to the "Grand Vin". The 18 hectares of exterior plots, the vines less than 10 years old and the possibly downgraded cuvées produce the second wine of the estate, "Les Forts de Latour". The wine of Château Latour is an example of regularity regardless of the quality of the vintage. Firm, tannic and concentrated in its youth ...


Read more on the article "Latour, Premier Cru Classé in 1855"

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