Château Latour 2012

Bordeaux

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  18356
$1,080.00
RP
96+
Château Latour 2012 from LCBO
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    The 2012 Latour is a blend of 90.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.6% Merlot and 0.2% Petit Verdot. Medium to deep garnet colored, the nose slowly, measuredly emerges with notions of preserved Morello cherries, baked blackcurrants and blackberry compote, giving way to nuances of pencil shavings, unsmoked cigars, Chinese five spice and sandalwood plus ever so subtle hints of cardamom and eucalyptus. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-coating black and red fruit preserves with a firm, grainy-textured frame and fantastic freshness, finishing with a veritable firework display of lingering spices and minerals. This is a more restrained, relatively elegant vintage of Latour that may not have that 'iron fist in a velvet glove' power of the greatest vintages but nonetheless struts its superior terroir and behind-the-scenes savoir faire with impressive panache. It is drinking nicely now with suitably rounded-off, approachable tannins, and the tertiary characters are just beginning to bring some more cerebral elements into the compote of temptingly primary black fruits. But, if you're looking to drink it in full, flamboyant swing, give it another 5-10 years in bottle and drink it over the next 20-25 years+. Drink date: 2020-2050. Score - 96+. (Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW, robertparker.com, March 5, 2020)

    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    January 28, 2021
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    13.5%
    Made In:
    Bordeaux, France
    By:
    Nath. Johnston & Fils
    Sugar Content:
    2 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Style:
    Medium-bodied & Fruity
    Varietal:
    Bordeaux

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    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    January 28, 2021
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    13.5%
    Made In:
    Bordeaux, France
    By:
    Nath. Johnston & Fils
    Sugar Content:
    2 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Style:
    Medium-bodied & Fruity
    Varietal:
    Bordeaux
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