2014 Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Grand Cru Classé
Château Latour from Pauillac withdrew a few years ago from the Bordeaux trading system of immediately after harvesting and offering a first to the market. They now release a vintage from their cellars every year that they think is perfect to enjoy now and for years to come. Although a monument such as Château Latour can of course still be preserved for a very long time. The 2014 vintage was only offered by the Château in March 2022. 97+/100 Parker and 99/100 Suckling
The 2014 Latour is one of the best wines from a vintage that favored the northern Médoc. The 2014 Latour is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.25% Merlot, 0.5% Cabernet Franc and 0.25% Petit Verdot. Blending aromas of wild berries and cassis with hints of cigar paper, loamy soil, black truffles and stylish new oak, it is full, rich and concentrated, the broad attack leads to a deep, tightly wound mid-palate framed by powdery, chalky tannins and clear acidity, ending with a long, mouth-watering finish.
This classically balanced, youthfully structured young wine appears to have a prodigious longevity. It's reminiscent of a modern take on a cooler vintage like 1996, although of course the maturity is more complete these days and the selection is even stricter than it was two decades ago.
The Château Latour is one of the most famous wineries in the world. It is located in the Bordeaux in Pauillac. It is located on the border with the Saint-Julien wine region. Château Latour is classified as Premier Grand Cru Classé according to the Bordeaux wine classification system of 1855. The estate covers 60 hectares and approximately 78% cabernet sauvignon, 17% merlot and a little cabernet franc and petit are added.
Château Latour has played an important role in the history of the region. Throughout the centuries, many old documents about this winery have been preserved in the archives. This unique heritage shows extraordinary stability and continuity in the estate and those who have worked there throughout Latour's long history, which has undoubtedly been an important factor in the exceptional regularity and quality of the wines.
The oldest document with the mention Latour dates from 1331 and is an authorization given by Lord Pons to Gaucelme de Castillon to build a fortified tower in the parish of Saint Maubert. Château Latour then appears in 1378 in Jean Froissart's "Chronicles". This was the time of the 100 Years' War. The "Tour de Saint Maubert" was a fortress to guard the estuary, manned by Breton soldiers for the King of France. After a three-day siege, the Anglo-Gascon army seized the fort and installed a garrison.
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|Type of Wine||Red|
|Grape||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot|
|Drinking as of||2026|
|James Suckling rating||99|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard|