2015 Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Grand Cru Classé
A few years ago, Château Latour from Pauillac left the Bordeaux trading system of offering the market immediately after harvest and prime. Each year they now release a vintage from their cellars that they believe is perfect for enjoying now and for years to come. Al is a monument like Château. This classically balanced, youthfully structured young wine appears to have wonderful longevity. It is 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.
2015 was a sunny year and produced structured wines. The growing cycle started on April 12th with a late burst of buds for the Cabernet Sauvignon. However, the extremely mild weather that followed stimulated optimal growth of the vines and they were in full bloom on June 3rd. It was also a year of extremes, with exceptionally hot and dry periods in June and July (moderate color change on August 3) and wetter periods, especially in August and September. Early September was warm and sunny, but a very rainy spell (60mm in 2 days) in the second week weakened the berries. The following weeks were unsettled with alternating periods of heavy rain and hot sun, requiring increased monitoring to ensure botrytis did not develop. Thanks to the increased efforts of the team, they have made a wine from very healthy, high quality berries. The harvest of the first Merlot parcels started on September 15th and we finished picking the last Cabernet Sauvignon parcels on October 10th.
The 2015 Latour is a blend of 97.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.6% Merlot, 0.3% Petit Verdot. In the glass, the Latour has a dark ruby red color. Very elegant nose with beautiful aromatic purity. Generous and powerful on the palate with a velvety mouthfeel, full of silky tannins. Packed with energy, the finish is extraordinarily precise with fantastic length.
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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||2025|
|James Suckling rating||98|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard|