2003 Chateau Latour Pauillac Bordeaux - 100 pts - 750ml

2003 Chateau Latour Pauillac Bordeaux - 100 pts - 750ml

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2003 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 2003
Rating RP100/WS98
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Latour Chateau
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP100 - 2003 Chateau Latour Pauillac Bordeaux - 100 Pts! Unusual because of its extraordinary opulence voluptuous texture and almost over-the-top thickness and richness the 2003 Latour is somewhat reminiscent of the 1982. This amazingly profound wine only 10500 cases made of a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon 18% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot has an inky/purple color and a wonderfully sweet almost exotic nose of black fruits intermixed with some scorched earth fig plum and blackberry liqueur. It is a massive multi-layered wine with enormous quantities of glycerin and richness low acidity elevated alcohol 13% and a huge unctuous texture. It is unusual to find Latour so friendly and accessible with such huge levels of soft sweet tannin but the fact is that most of these tannins are concealed by massive layers of fruit and extract. This is truly a compelling Latour if somewhat atypical. I remember how the 1982 tasted early on and this wine is built somewhat along those lines but potentially even richer. The finish just goes on and on and although I didn't clock it the aftertaste lingers well past a minute. This wine will be surprisingly accessible young but age effortlessly for three to four decades. RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator WS98

Burghound

Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2003
Rating RP100/WS98
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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