Latour 2005

Cult Wines Price: £7,250.00 / 12x75cl
Cult Wines Price: £3,544.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Latour, Latour, 2005

Tasting Notes Latour 2005

100

A very complex nose of lavender, currants, spices, and hot stones. Full and dense on the palate, with a very tight structure. The tannins have a perfect polish to their density, and the finish is very intense, with wonderful fruit and truffle character. This turns almost decadent, with tremendous energy and a constantly changing profile. This is a very challenging wine to get to know, please leave this for at least ten years. Pull the cork in 2015.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, February 4th 2011
99

Served blind at the chateau. This is just a beautiful Latour that stood out when tasted blind, even amongst the 2000 and 2005. It just has a beautiful bouquet that has a level of purity that may not have been achieved before although initially it is quite subdued. The palate is full-bodied with a tannic entry, a sense of symmetry at play here, enthralling length and harmony. This is a legend in the making. Tasted December 2009.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jan 2011
96

Only 44% of the production made it into the dense ruby/purple-hued 2005 Latour, a powerful, backward, 12,000-case blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Petit Verdot and Merlot. As I wrote last year, this classic effort is built for the ages, and is largely destined to be drunk by our offspring rather than anyone over the age of 50 today. Complex aromas of crushed rocks, graphite, black cherries, creme de cassis, new saddle leather, and dried mushrooms are still tightly wound. The wine is full-bodied and powerful with exceptionally high tannin combined with zesty acidity, and laser-like focus. It will require 15 or more years of cellaring. I still prefer the 2003, but administrator Frederic Engerer says this “is more Latour.” Anticipated maturity: 2020-2060. 

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #176 April 2008

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 £4,850.00 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 £4,871.00 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 £4,600.00 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 £4,780.00 12x75cl
Latour 1986 Chateau Latour £4,950.00 12x75cl
Latour 1982 Chateau Latour £23,000.00 12x75cl