Château Latour, 2003

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Château Latour, 2003

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Frédéric Ardouin Optimum Drinking: 2018-2040 Reviewer Rating: 100 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 101902
Estate Notes

Château Latour 2003 was purchased in its original wooden case and is in excellent condition. It was rated a perfect 100 points by Robert Parker.

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.

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).


"Administrator Frederic Engerer says the 2003 is “the sexiest Latour ever made.” He also described it as “the 1990 without any brettanomyces.” I loved this wine from the barrel and was fortunate enough to be able to purchase a small quantity, enjoying every bottle I have had. A profound example of Chateau Latour, the full-bodied, opulent 2003 is already performing well at age eleven, which is somewhat atypical. The pH is a relatively high 3.8, which also indicates low acidity. The wine is very ripe, but not over-ripe, offers great freshness, and lots of creme de cassis and camphor as well as hints of blackberries and chocolate. Dense, thick and unctuously textured, this staggering Latour is undeniably the most sumptuous, opulent wine made here since the 1982 or 1961. Drink it over the next two decades." Robert Parker