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Château Latour 1982

Your Price: $1,895.00

Producer: Château Latour
Optimum drinking: 2018-2050
Rating: 100 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 5%
Appellation: A.O.C. Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Growth status: 1st growth
Bottle report: Very Good condition, fill in neck.

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.

“It hasn’t changed much over the last 10-15 years, revealing sweet tannins as well as extraordinarily decadent, even extravagant levels of fruit, glycerin, and body. It is an amazing wine, and on several occasions, I have actually picked it as a right bank Pomerol because of the lushness and succulence of the cedary, blackberry, black currant fruit. This vintage has always tasted great, even in its youth, and revealed a precociousness that one does not associate with this Chateau. However, the 1982 is still evolving at a glacial pace. The concentration remains remarkable, and the wine is a full-bodied, exuberant, rich, classic Pauillac in its aromatic and flavor profiles.” Robert Parker