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2007 Latour

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2007 Latour from Chateau Latour, Pauillac, Bordeaux

The 2007 vintage in Bordeaux was not without its challenges, with an erratic climate leading many to assume a lackluster fate for the region's wines. Against this backdrop, the 2007 Latour from Chateau Latour stands as a testament to the adaptability and resilience of this prestigious estate. In a year where diligent viticulture was paramount, the fruit harvested yielded a composition that defies the expectations of such a capricious growing season.

 

A Vintage Defying Adversity

The turbulent weather of 2007 dictated meticulous attention in both vineyard and vat room. In this context, it becomes evident how the expertise at Chateau Latour has triumphed. This is a sophisticated offering that marries precision with the endurance of Pauillac's signature style.

 

Discerning Complexity Amidst Climate's Challenge

Intriguingly, the 2007 Latour carries within it an assemblage of flavours that whisper rather than shout, with refined tannins and an elegant structure. Notes of dark cherry intermingle with earthy undertones and hints of cigar box—attributes that beckon one to ponder the secretive nature of an undersung vintage. A certain freshness pervades, cutting through to a long finish, unveiling why sophisticated investors continue to hold this year in high regard despite initial scepticism.

The carefully managed yields and patient barrel maturation have conspired to create a wine that shows unexpected verve and longevity. Critics have warmed to its subtle charms, and as such, it holds a unique position amidst investment portfolios, offering an alluring divergence from the typical powerhouse years.

While it may not claim the bombast of more heralded vintages, it is exactly this delicate divergence that ignites interest among collectors and enthusiasts alike in the sphere of fine wine investment. The 2007 Latour from Chateau Latour exposes the velvet glove within which lies an iron fist—a discreet icon ready to reward those who appreciate finesse over fanfare.

 

A Fine Wine Investment Muse

The 2007 Latour from Chateau Latour stands not as an echo but as a voice in its own right, whispering of subtlety and grace under pressure. It behoves those with discerning palates and sharp investment acumen to look beyond the shadow cast by more ostentatious years and appreciate the understated sophistication that resilient vintages like this one bring to the table—and to their cellars.

Current market price

$5,770.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

363.85

Scores and tasting notes

93

Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. The Latour 2007 has a high-toned bouquet, the new oak more prominent than the others in this blind flight with scents of blackberry, black olive and just a hint of fresh dates lending it an atypical hint of opulence. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins, a touch of liquorice, segues into a juicy, generous finish that coats the mouth, but still primal and backward, perhaps yet to discover its personality? Give this 4-5 years at least. Tasted January 2011.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Nov 2011

92+

The 2007 Latour (the first wine made in the newly renovated cellars) exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sweet, expansive bouquet of black fruits and spring flowers interwoven with a striking minerality. The wine's dense, medium to full-bodied flavors are surprisingly evolved, with soft tannins, an ample, generous mouthfeel, and an endearing texture. Undoubtedly one of the longest lived wines of the vintage, the 2007 Latour should last for two decades or more.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #188 April 2010

92

Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Latour was late-released last year, and I reviewed it at that time. This bottle reaffirmed my remarks from a few months ago albeit here within the context of all the other First Growth. I noticed that it has slightly more intensity than the Lafite-Rothschild, a touch of menthol infusing the black fruit, certainly more exotic than the Lafite or Mouton with that subtle hint of black olive. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. There is good muscle and weight to this Latour, with impressive tension and energy on the saline finish. It will drink well over the next 15 years, possibly longer. Tasted February 2017.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 June 2017

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