Latour 2018

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Chateau Latour, Latour, 2018

Tasting Notes Latour 2018

99-100

A solid and statuesque Latour with an extremely dense yet refined center palate of steely tannins and lots of blue fruit and an undertone of graphite. Some slate, too. It’s tight and very powerful. Reminds me of the texture of the 1959 (which I didn’t taste in barrel!) But the density here is so, so long. Steely.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
98-100

The 2018 Latour is composed of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot, with 14.3% alcohol and an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 81. Very deep purple-black in color, it is very reluctant to show itself to start. With considerable coaxing, it begins to give up notions of chocolate-covered cherries, kirsch, blackcurrant cordial, Sichuan pepper, hoisin and underbrush scents with slowly unfurling red roses, woodsmoke and espresso plus a waft of truffles. The full-bodied palate is a bodybuilder—absolutely stacked with taut, muscular cassis and savory layers, structured with sky-high, very firm, very ripe tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and layered. Powerful!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
98

A hugely impressive wine, powerful and concentrated, this is going to make a lot of friends, particularly those who loved the style of Latour in vintages like 2010. It has less fragrant nuances than in recent years but it’s full of liquorice, slate, cigar box, pencil lead, bergamot, black tea, black fruit jelly and fresh mint. No one can doubt that this is going to run and run but it will take its time to come around. Low yields of 24hl/ha after one of the most careful sorting processes ever to ensure no berries were affected by mildew. The harvest took place between 17 September and 11 October. 37% of overall production went into the grand vin. 3.7pH. 81IPT.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
96-99

The 2018 Latour is fabulous. Rich, dense and unctuous on the palate, the 2018 possesses tremendous textural resonance. Huge tannins give the wine energy and drive, but there is more than enough fruit to balance things out. My impression is that the 2018 is holding a lot back. Then again, it is Latour. The interplay of aromatic intensity, fruit richness and structure is compelling. Even with all of density, the 2018 possesses terrific energy and drive.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019

Latour Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Latour 2018 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
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 £4,400.00 12x75cl
Latour 2010 Chateau Latour £10,800.00 12x75cl
Latour 2009 Chateau Latour £9,975.00 12x75cl
Latour 2009 Chateau Latour £4,850.00 6x75cl
Latour 2008 Chateau Latour £4,815.00 12x75cl
Latour 2007 Chateau Latour £4,570.00 12x75cl
Latour 2006 Chateau Latour £4,500.00 12x75cl
Latour 2005 Chateau Latour £6,600.00 12x75cl
Latour 2004 Chateau Latour £4,494.00 12x75cl
Latour 2003 Chateau Latour £6,690.00 12x75cl
Latour 2002 Chateau Latour £4,961.00 12x75cl
Latour 2001 Chateau Latour £4,750.00 12x75cl
Latour 2000 Chateau Latour £8,300.00 12x75cl
Latour 2000 Chateau Latour £4,500.00 6x75cl
Latour 1999 Chateau Latour £4,950.00 12x75cl
Latour 1998 Chateau Latour £4,724.00 12x75cl
Latour 1997 Chateau Latour £3,948.00 12x75cl
Latour 1996 Chateau Latour £5,550.00 12x75cl
Latour 1995 Chateau Latour £5,094.00 12x75cl
Latour 1995 Chateau Latour £525.00 1x75cl
Latour 1990 Chateau Latour £6,946.00 12x75cl
Latour 1989 Chateau Latour £4,950.00 12x75cl
Latour 1986 Chateau Latour £4,212.00 12x75cl
Latour 1982 Chateau Latour £15,408.00 12x75cl