Latour 2008

Cult Wines Price: £4,850.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Latour, Latour, 2008

Tasting Notes Latour 2008

95+

An extraordinary wine, the classic 2008 Latour (13.5% natural alcohol) is composed of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc (40% of the production made it into the grand vin). Its dense purple color is followed by hints of espresso roast, cassis, burning embers, truffles and graphite. Rich with full-bodied power, beautiful purity and graciousness allied to a voluminous, savory, broad mouthfeel, this beauty will be drinkable in 4-5 years and will keep for three decades.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #194 May 2011
95

Gorgeous aromas. Sandalwood and flowers, so perfumed and beautiful. Spices and currants with cassis too. Amazing nose. Such beauty and density with an iron and pure fruit character. Solid and racy. Best after 2015.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, December 20th 2010
95+

Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. The Latour 2008 has a reserved, slightly tertiary bouquet that if aristocratic and rather aloof compared to say, Lafite 2008. Yet it has immense focus and tension, mineral-laden blackberry, graphite and cassis. The palate is full-bodied with firm, slightly chewy tannins that will take some considerable time to soften. Clean and crisp with unerring symmetry, yet somehow uncompromising and far less generous than say, the 2009. This will require a couple of decades in the cellar, when that embryonic generosity that is demonstrated in barrel will spring forth. Tasted January 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Mar 2012

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