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2000 Latour

By Chateau Latour

2000 Latour from Chateau Latour, Pauillac, Bordeaux

A beacon in the wine investment landscape, the 2000 Latour from Chateau Latour is a preeminent archetype of its millennial vintage. The emergence of this year’s offering resonates with an opulence and structure that harbours deep within the tapestry of Pauillac's prestigious terroir. Reflecting upon it is not simply a foray into fine wine but an odyssey that traces the grandeur of a hallmark harvest at the dawn of a new century.

 

Majestic Millennial Vintage: A Superlative Investment Focus

In the realm of fine wine enthusiasts and seasoned investors alike, the 2000 Latour is etched as one of the most illustrious releases of its era. The vintage personified climatic benevolence, characterised by an impeccable balance of sunlight and requisite moisture, which bestowed upon the grapes a ripeness seldom paralleled.

The result is a vinous masterpiece, laden with plush blackcurrant cadences, entwined delicately with hints of cedar and earth – a distinctive hallmark to Chateau Latour’s Pauillac pedigree. Its robust tannic structure presents an unrivalled canvass for further integration over time, promising a transcendent evolution for decades.

 

A Kaleidoscope of Complexity: Age Worthy Elegance

On the tongue, the 2000 Latour exudes a symphony of complexity. The interplay between vivacious fruit intensity and savoury sous bois is indicative of a vintage that has gracefully entered its plateau of maturity. Whilst accessible now, its true zenith lies yonder; its investment potential is laudably enhanced by its projected longevity.

A treasure in the cellars of connoisseurs, the 2000 Latour stands as one of the modern masterpieces from Chateau Latour. Its reputation cements it as a cornerstone asset in any serious wine portfolio and assures it a coveted position among collectors.

In summing up this majestic offering, the 2000 Latour encapsulates precision, balance, and depth – qualities that resonate profoundly with those seeking not just an exemplary wine but a potent testament to Pauillac's venerated ground. It is herein where one finds not merely an extraordinary bottle but an inherent value that both captivates the palate and fortifies the cellar.

Current market price

$14,270.00

12x75cl

Highest score

100

POP score

429

Scores and tasting notes

100

This is a deep yet subtle giant with black truffles, currants, raspberries, and dried flowers. A fabulous nose, amazing already. Full bodied, yet reserved. Absolutely mind blowing on the palate, truly unbelievable. Please don’t touch this for another five or six years, this emotional, soulful wine needs the time. Pull the cork in 2016.

James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 4th 2011

99

Served blind at the chateau. There is so much brooding intensity in this wine, almost as if it is stalking the senses. Certainly there is remarkable mineralite here, sensational definition with briary and graphite developing with time. The palate is firm and masculine, tannic, powerful, such density and weight on the finish, yet showing no compassion to the tasted…yet. Approached blind, this is difficult to love as it is such uncompromising Latour, but it will blossom. Tasted December 2009.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Jan 2011

98

The 2000 Latour (a relatively abundant 14,000 cases compared to what they produced in 2009, 2008, or 2005) is “packed and stacked.” The extremely rich, black/purple color to the rim is followed by a wine with some subtle smoke, loads of minerals, a hint of vanilla, and plenty of creme de cassis as well as roasted meat and a slight scorched earth character. Broad, savory, and rich, the wine seems to be about 5 years away from full maturity and should drink well for at least 40-50 more years. A great effort, probably eclipsed only by 2003 and 2009.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #189 June 2010

97

2000 saw a warm, dry July and August with a small amount of rain from mid-September onward. Composed of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the 2000 Latour has a deep garnet color and is showing a good amount of evolution, sporting mature notes of fried exotic spices, hoisin, unsmoked cigars and fruitcake with hints of incense, potpourri, cast iron pan and charcuterie. Medium-bodied, soft, plush and savory in the mouth, it has a long, mineral-tinged finish. 14,000 cases were made this year, representing 48% of production.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 28 February 2019

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