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2008 Château Latour

Pauillac, 1er cru classé

Earliest anticipated arrival is November 2019; ex-château; recent library release help
 
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PRICE:
$625.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
11 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The 2008 Latour has a more bold and concentrated bouquet compared to the Lafite-Rothschild, scents of blackberry, bilberry, iris, cigar humidor and cold wet stone that all surge from the glass. This is beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with firm in tannin, a light marine influence infusing the black fruit, a little spice towards the finish with superb persistency. It is an authoritative Latour as usual, one now beginning to enter its stride although naturally it will last for two or three decades with ease." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 02/01/2018)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2018-2050


"An extraordinary wine, the classic 2008 Latour (13.5% natural alcohol) is composed of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc (40% of the production made it into the grand vin). Its dense purple color is followed by hints of espresso roast, cassis, burning embers, truffles and graphite. Rich with full-bodied power, beautiful purity and graciousness allied to a voluminous, savory, broad mouthfeel, this beauty will be drinkable in 4-5 years and will keep for three decades." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #194
(WA, 05/01/2011)

Rating: 95+
Drink from: 2015-2045


"This is dense and muscular, but balanced, with the flesh to offset the sinew, as pure mulled black currant, melted fig and crushed plum fruit is caressed by substantial but fine-grained structure. The long, iron- and tobacco-filled finish has excellent focus and drive. This could rival LLC for longest-lived wine of the vintage. Best from 2013 through 2022. 9,500 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 04/30/2011)

Rating: 95+
Drink from: 2013-2022


"The 2008 Latour is dark, brooding and virile, with huge tannins that convey an impression of gravitas. Grilled herbs, leather, sweet pipe tobacco, iron and cedar add to the wine's distinctive aromatic complexity. There is plenty of density and richness, but the color and slightly advanced flavor profile are a bit out of character. Ideally, at this stage Latour should exhibit more freshness and vibrancy. Of course, it is possible the 2008 might remain at this plateau for many years to come. Time will tell. The blend is 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and drops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/15/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2019-2038


"Tasted blind. Hint of swampiness on nose. Thick, sweet and quite dramatic. Very dense. Lots of life here." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 03/21/2018)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2020-2040


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