Latour 2002

Cult Wines Price: £5,035.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Latour, Latour, 2002

Tasting Notes Latour 2002

96

The wine of the vintage? There are only 10,000 cases of this extraordinarily rich, dense 2002 that is as powerful as the 2003 (even the alcohol levels are nearly the same, 12.85%) . It is dark ruby/purple to the rim, with notes of English walnuts, crushed rocks, black currants, and forest floor, dense, full-bodied, and opulent, yet classic with spectacular aromatics, marvelous purity, and a full-bodied finish that lasts just over 50+ seconds. Huge richness and the sweetness of the tannin are somewhat deceptive as this wine seems set for a long life. Administrator Frederic Engerer seems to be more pleased with what Latour achieved in 2002 than in any other recent vintage. Hats off to him for an extraordinary accomplishment in a vintage that wouldn’t have been expected to produce the raw materials to achieve something at this level of quality. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2045.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #158 April 2005
95

Served blind at the chateau, it is amazing how well this wine performs in blind tastings. There is great clarity on the nose, you can almost smell those “caillou” in the vineyard, pure black fruits, freshly rolled tobacco, crushed stone and just a faint hint of Xmas cake (must be the time of season!) The palate is well structured with firm tannins, quite masculine even for Latour with cedar and graphite, underpinned by exquisite delineation on the finish. Wonderful. Tasted December 2009.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jan 2011

Latour Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Latour 2017 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Latour 2016 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Latour 2015 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Latour 2014 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Latour 2013 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Latour 2012 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Latour 2011 Chateau Latour £4,480.00 12x75cl
Latour 2010 Chateau Latour £11,152.00 12x75cl
Latour 2009 Chateau Latour £10,290.00 12x75cl
Latour 2009 Chateau Latour £5,100.00 6x75cl
Latour 2008 Chateau Latour £4,698.00 12x75cl
Latour 2007 Chateau Latour £4,650.00 12x75cl
Latour 2006 Chateau Latour £4,600.00 12x75cl
Latour 2005 Chateau Latour £7,250.00 12x75cl
Latour 2005 Chateau Latour £3,544.00 6x75cl
Latour 2004 Chateau Latour £4,900.00 12x75cl
Latour 2003 Chateau Latour £7,600.00 12x75cl
Latour 2003 Chateau Latour £582.00 1x75cl
Latour 2002 Chateau Latour £5,035.00 12x75cl
Latour 2001 Chateau Latour £4,919.00 12x75cl
Latour 2000 Chateau Latour £8,500.00 12x75cl
Latour 1999 Chateau Latour £4,917.00 12x75cl
Latour 1998 Chateau Latour £5,076.00 12x75cl
Latour 1997 Chateau Latour £4,865.00 12x75cl
Latour 1996 Chateau Latour £5,600.00 12x75cl
Latour 1995 Chateau Latour £5,200.00 12x75cl
Latour 1990 Chateau Latour £7,774.00 12x75cl
Latour 1989 Chateau Latour £4,865.00 12x75cl
Latour 1986 Chateau Latour £4,950.00 12x75cl
Latour 1982 Chateau Latour £23,000.00 12x75cl