Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.567 ratings
9.729 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Day 2 of WineBoyz Wineapalooza. Tasted blind. Deep, dark reddish amber color with clear rims. Big, rich and heavy in the glass. Notes of black cherry, cracked walnuts, mocha, cranberries and cherries. Great structure and energy. The walnuts descriptor leads me to guess this spot on as the 61 Latour. Not at the some stratosphere level of the last bottle or two of this that we've had, but I'm splitting hairs. This is an awesome, immortal bottle of juice.

Day 2 of WineBoyz Wineapalooza. Tasted blind. Deep, dark reddish amber color with clear rims. Big, rich and heavy in the glass. Notes of black cherry, cracked walnuts, mocha, cranberries and cherries. Great structure and energy. The walnuts descriptor leads me to guess this spot on as the 61 Latour. Not at the some stratosphere level of the last bottle or two of this that we've had, but I'm splitting hairs. This is an awesome, immortal bottle of juice.

Mar 26th, 2022
Mike Saviage

Not tasted blind... it's the only 61 first growth left to be served so it isn't even brown-bagged and we all know it's coming. Dark reddish tawny color. Notes of plums, pencil shavings, tobacco leaf, roses, fresh cut wood, spice, clay soil and some walnuts. Massive core of fruit and structure in the mouth. Amazing perfume, it's an ethereal experience and 9 hours after open/decant it's still improving and delivering more complexity and enjoyment. This bottle could easily go another 60 years... an all-time great wine! (M's 60th bday 13th of 14)

Not tasted blind... it's the only 61 first growth left to be served so it isn't even brown-bagged and we all know it's coming. Dark reddish tawny color. Notes of plums, pencil shavings, tobacco leaf, roses, fresh cut wood, spice, clay soil and some walnuts. Massive core of fruit and structure in the mouth. Amazing perfume, it's an ethereal experience and 9 hours after open/decant it's still improving and delivering more complexity and enjoyment. This bottle could easily go another 60 years... an all-time great wine! (M's 60th bday 13th of 14)

May 23rd, 2021
Conrad Green

From magnum. Wow. What a nose- deep and slightly sour and soft leather. Gorgeously broad and complex. Faded roses on the edges but a hefty, complex, subtle core. Wonderful. What a treat. Thank you to Bruce Abbott- so generous

From magnum. Wow. What a nose- deep and slightly sour and soft leather. Gorgeously broad and complex. Faded roses on the edges but a hefty, complex, subtle core. Wonderful. What a treat. Thank you to Bruce Abbott- so generous

Oct 5th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Purple tawny. Notes of dark fruit, crushed walnuts, black cherry, pencil lead, earth and some plum. Rich and round in the mouth. Comes across as young. Steady power in each sip all night. Rich round and chewy. Guessed this bottle as well. Thought young Latour but talked myself into this being the 61. Bam. Thks Stan!

Tasted blind. Purple tawny. Notes of dark fruit, crushed walnuts, black cherry, pencil lead, earth and some plum. Rich and round in the mouth. Comes across as young. Steady power in each sip all night. Rich round and chewy. Guessed this bottle as well. Thought young Latour but talked myself into this being the 61. Bam. Thks Stan!

2 people found it helpfulSep 8th, 2019
Billy Weiss

Brilliant

Brilliant

2 people found it helpfulDec 24th, 2014
Conrad Green

Beautiful fruit. Dark and soft fruit with a hint of iodine, broad spice and lovely deep purple midpalate. Lush but perfectly resolved. Rounded and supple, velvety and sexy. Gorgeous stuff.

Beautiful fruit. Dark and soft fruit with a hint of iodine, broad spice and lovely deep purple midpalate. Lush but perfectly resolved. Rounded and supple, velvety and sexy. Gorgeous stuff.

1 person found it helpfulMay 8th, 2019
Daron Watson

cigar box, coffee grounds, lavender & a hint of menthol ~ cool blue & dark fruits still singing ~ "immortal" #matteroftaste

cigar box, coffee grounds, lavender & a hint of menthol ~ cool blue & dark fruits still singing ~ "immortal" #matteroftaste

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2016
Nathaniel DiMaggio

In a great spot to drink right now. Fully resolved and in a holding pattern. Great stuff.

In a great spot to drink right now. Fully resolved and in a holding pattern. Great stuff.

Mar 20th, 2017
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Well, this was a treat! Drinking perfectly for me right now.

Well, this was a treat! Drinking perfectly for me right now.

Feb 7th, 2017
Mark Mendoza

Sommelier Sona

9.0

Pretty Tasty. Recorked in '91

Pretty Tasty. Recorked in '91

Mar 26th, 2014