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2007 Château Latour

Pauillac, 1er cru classé

ex-château; recent library release help

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$6,900.00 per Case of Bottles


1 case of Bottles




"Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Latour was late-released last year, and I reviewed it at that time. This bottle reaffirmed my remarks from a few months ago albeit here within the context of all the other First Growth. I noticed that it has slightly more intensity than the Lafite-Rothschild, a touch of menthol infusing the black fruit, certainly more exotic than the Lafite or Mouton with that subtle hint of black olive. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. There is good muscle and weight to this Latour, with impressive tension and energy on the saline finish. It will drink well over the next 15 years, possibly longer. Tasted February 2017." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #231
(WA, 06/30/2017)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2017-2035

"Good bright ruby-red. Rather backward nose hints at cassis, black cherry, shoe polish, graphite, minerals and spices. Sweet, broad and rich, but with enticing fresh minerality giving energy to the rather full-bodied middle palate. The wine's cassis fruit is complicated by an almost decadent floral element. Finishes perfumed and very long, with wonderfully lush, supple, fine-grained tannins." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2010)

Rating: 92

"Offers floral and berry notes, with currant and licorice. Full-bodied, with a sweet core of fruit. There's silky tannins and a fresh, fruity finish. Reserved and balanced. Best after 2012." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2010)

Rating: 90

"Magnum. Dark core with a wide, soft brick rim. Intense, fragrant, dark-red fruit. Savoury and almost dusty in a rocky minerality. Even a sour note on the palate, more elderberry than blackcurrant, tight and long. The tannins are very very fine, paper-fine and there’s terrific freshness in a more austere, dark style yet with a scented supple finish." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 06/12/2017)

Rating: 18.5
Drink from: 2016-2034

"Highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon ever. Round and smooth and quite powerful. Very modern and easy - "Peynaud school of extraction", according to Frédéric Engerer. Not flashy! But a bit like malted milk. Very soft as opposed to the usual Latour style. Very round. Represents 2007 but not especially Latour (cf Las Cases) . "We really tried to muscle it up as much as we could", said Engerer (they included 16% press wine, much more than usual). But it's not that fresh. Well made but extremely unusual - a bit like 2003 by Bollinger in that respect. Perhaps it should be called "2007 by Latour', come to think of it?" JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/21/2008)

Rating: 17.5++
Drink from: 2014-2023

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