Château Latour, 2005

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Château Latour, 2005

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France



  • Bottle
  • Case of 12


Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 87%, Merlot 12%, Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot 1% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Frédéric Ardouin Optimum Drinking: 2020-2065 Reviewer Rating: 99 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 101306 Alcohol: 12.5%
Estate Notes

Château Latour's 2005 vintage is crafted in the classically elegant Bordeaux style.

Château 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.

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.


"Dark ruby black in color. Brilliant, intense aromas of mineral, blackberry and currant, with hints of Indian spices and cigar box, lead to a full-bodied palate, with ultrafine tannins and a beautiful balance of blackberry, raspberry and mineral. There's subtlety, yet also great depth. Lasts for minutes on the palate. This is a Latour with fabulous tone and vigor." Wine Spectator

“The 2005 Latour (87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot) is a spectacular effort from Château Latour. It has an inky plum/purple color and a gorgeous nose of graphite, crème de cassis, and floral notes with some forest floor in the background. It is full-bodied, super-concentrated, and for my taste, probably one of the two or three most intense, rich, and complex wines of the entire Médoc. The wine has great texture, purity and a finish of close to 40 or 45 seconds. The tannins are surprisingly sweet, even in this large-scaled, masculine wine. Drink it over the next 50+ years.” Robert Parker