Château Latour 2006

Bordeaux

—VINTAGES#: 566406
Château Latour 2006
The 2006 Latour performed even better from bottle than from barrel. Only 38% of the production (10,000 cases) made it into the grand vin, a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Merlot and a small amount of Cabernet Franc. From barrel, I thought it was a modern day version of the 1996 or 1986, and certainly the 1996 comparison still holds. I thought it was somewhat austere from barrel, but that is no longer an issue. This is a beautifully rich Chateau Latour boasting a dense ruby/purple color, a sweet, smoky, charcoal, cassis, graphite, and forest floor-scented nose, full body, an attractive freshness, and sweet, noble tannins. This layered Latour is one of the vintage's top dozen or so wines. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2030. Score - 95. (Robert Parker Jr., robertparker.com, Feb. 2009)
$1,330.00

Product Details

Release Date:
February 9, 2010
750 mL bottle
Alcohol/Vol
13.5%
Made in:
Bordeaux, France
By:
Nath. Johnston & Fils
Sweetness Descriptor:
XD - Extra Dry
Varietal:
Bordeaux

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