Château Latour, 2001

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Château Latour, 2001

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 4%, Petit Verdot 1% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Frédéric Ardouin Optimum Drinking: 2018-2025 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 100342
Estate Notes

Château Latour 2001 was a reversion back to the more classically style of Bordeaux following the heady opulence of the blockbuster 2000 vintage, and offers more ‘bang for you buck’ than other recent hyped vintages. It was purchased in its original wooden case.

The name Latour, derived from the cream-coloured tower that stands in the centre of the impressive vineyard (and more famously on the label), is a classic symbol of Bordeaux dating back to the 14th century. Latour produces intense, rich and powerful style Bordeaux, with firm tannins that ensure a good age in bottle.


"Tasted blind at the chateau, the 2001 continues to be an exceptional wine, one of the finest in the vintage. It has a wonderful, graphite-tinged nose that unfurls beautifully with blackberry and touch of dried orange peel with more noticeable cigar box aromas than I have noticed before. The palate displays superb definition with fine but rigid tannins and crisp acidity. It is not a powerful Latour, but one that is very refined and controlled. In another ten years, it will be ranked against the 2000 and who knows, it may even match it. Outstanding."

"Extremely attractive aromas of blackberries and currants with just a hint of mineral and oak. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. As it was from barrel; powerful and fast. Serious stuff." Wine Spectator