Chateau Latour 1er Grand Cru Classe, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France 1982
"Full-bodied, rich and spicy with bags of fruit and tons of savory fireworks, it finishes with epic persistence.” robertparker.com
|Grape Blend||Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 4%, Petit Verdot 1%|
|Label Quality||Slight discolouration/creasing but generally excellent condition. Capsules have a few small scuffs.|
|Fill Level||Top Shoulder|
Château Latour's 1982 yields from one of the greatest Bordeaux vintages of the 20th century.
Château Latour needs no introduction – a world famous brand whose label commands huge respect and often price tags to match. But there is more to this great first growth than its hugely marketable name and label.
Latour is probably the most consistent of the Médoc's first growths in terms of quality. Even in tough Bordeaux vintages it manages to create wines that put many of its Bordeaux neighbours in the shade, and in doing so, Latour has justly earned its reputation among many critics as being the Médoc's finest wine.
"1982 was a great vintage—relatively warm and prolific, producing wines of richness and depth. The 1982 Latour has a medium garnet-brick color and then pow!—it belts out powerful notes of star anise, dried roses, sandalwood and new leather with a core of kirsch, blackberry tart, dried mulberries and blackcurrant pastilles. Full-bodied, rich and spicy with bags of fruit and tons of savory fireworks, it finishes with epic persistence.” robertparker.com