1982 Chateau Latour Pauillac Bordeaux - 750ml

1982 Chateau Latour Pauillac Bordeaux - 750ml

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1982 Chateau Latour Pauillac Bordeaux - 100 Pts!!

Château Latour is one of Bordeaux's – and the world's – most famous wine producers. It is situated in the southeast corner of the Pauillac commune on the border of Saint-Julien, in the Médoc region. Rated as a First Growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, it has become one of the most sought-after and expensive wine producers on the planet, and produces powerfully structured Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant wines capable of lasting many decades.

The site has been occupied since 1331, with a fort and garrison to guard the estuary. Several smallholdings began to grow vines, and wine from the site gained recognition from Montaigne as early as the 16th Century. The original tower no longer exists; the famous tower featured on the label was designed as a pigeon roost and built around 1620.

     


Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1982
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Latour Chateau
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 100 RP - Guess which of the 1982 so-called "Bordeaux Big 8" (the five first-growths plus Ausone Cheval Blanc and Petrus) tastes the most profound in 1995? For the last three or four years the 1982 Latour has begun to look like a clone of the magnificently opulent powerful 1961. The 1982 continues to surge in quality moving from strength to strength. If I were going to pull the cork for pure pleasure on any of the Big 8 it would be this wine. Still an infant in terms of development the wine displays extraordinary richness ripeness and the beginning of that compelling Latour perfume of cassis cedar walnuts and minerals. Extremely full-bodied concentrated and thick this viscous chewy large-scaled wine is also amazingly soft. Huge levels of tannin are concealed behind the layers of fruit. More and more I am convinced that this is another unqualified legend of the vintage. Today it out-performs even the likes of Cheval Blanc for pure hedonistic appeal. There is a possibility that this wine could begin to close up but it shows no signs of doing so even though the color is reminiscent of an 18 month old barrel sample. If readers only have one or two bottles stashed away I suggest waiting until 2002-2003 before doing the deed. Save the other until about 2020. This could be a 50-60 year wine . A tour de force! Tasted 19 times since bottling with consistent notes. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1982
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Latour Chateau
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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