1971 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1971

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
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SoDivin rating

90-94 / 100

Very good

1971 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1971

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 

Condition Good

Stock : 1 bottle
630,00 € tax incl. 525,00 € tax excl.
Stock : 0 bottle
599,00 € tax incl. 499,17 € tax excl.
Stock : 1 bottle
589,00 € tax incl. 490,83 € tax excl.

Cap Damaged

Stock : 1 bottle
589,00 € tax incl. 490,83 € tax excl.
Stock : 0 bottle
479,00 € tax incl. 399,17 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
94 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
(6-2000)
Tasted from my personal cellar, the 1971 Latour is undoubtedly the wine of the Medoc, and possibly the wine of the vintage (Petrus and Trotanoy are also splendid efforts). Drinkable young, it has continued to evolve, offering extraordinary aromatic complexity as well as surprisingly deep, concentrated flavors atypical for the vintage.

A dark opaque garnet color with amber at the edge is followed by a spectacular bouquet of dried herbs, cedar, smoky black fruit, and coffee. Rich, but structured, with moderate tannin, this medium-bodied, elegant yet complex wine possesses a sweet mid-palate in addition to a long, concentrated finish with abundant tannin. This underrated 1971 has been fully mature for over a decade, but it reveals no signs of cracking up or becoming attenuated.
90 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
(9-2007)
Features
Vintage 1971
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 ...


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