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Château Latour Pauillac - 1995

Château Latour Pauillac

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In 1378, Château Latour "en Saint-Maubert", called later Château La Tour and then Château Latour, entered the annals of history. While th... (more...)e property is named for a tower, the actual building has disappeared. Although a tower remains on the property, it is not the one for which the property was named, as the existing Château was built between 1862 and 1864. Entirely renovated in the 1960s, it is currently owned by François Pinault, a French entrepreneur and businessman.In 1378, Château Latour "en Saint-Maubert", called later Château La Tour and then Château Latour, entered the annals of history. While the property is named for a tower, the actual building has disappeared. Entirely renovated in the 1960s, it is currently owned by François Pinault, a French entrepreneur and businessman. This wine has a complex and powerful nose with blueberry and blackberry aromas, earth, dry dusty aromas with tar, smoke, and sour mash in the nose. The wine is also quite dry with the flavors of the fruit engaged through a grainy filter of dry tannins and earth. It has a good solid finish with lots of balanced acidity and earthiness.

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February 25, 2009
I enjoyed this wine on my birthday at A16 in SF (thanks Alyssa!) What an incredible wine! This first growth is wonderfully complex with soft tannins lightened by its 14 years of age. Nice acidity and earthyness and tight finish.

Tags: A16, first growth, latour
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March 05, 2009
Dang, I should have attended that birthday outing!
 
February 25, 2009
9/10 - Many years of cellaring life left in this delightful left-bank Bordeaux. Healthy tannins - pronounced blue and blackberry notes-deliciously elegant. Would love to try the 1995 vintage again in 5-10 years.

Tags: Blackberry, Blueberry, Bordeaux, Delicious, Elegant
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February 25, 2009
We drank this last night at A16. Smooth layers of dark fruit (cherry, plum, blackberry) and oak characteristics grew stronger as the wine opened up. Distinct earthiness with aromas of dry forest floor. Firm tannins. Savored every sip! Thank you AJR.

Tags: Blackberry, Earthy, Latour, Most Excellent, Oak
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Expert NoteDecember 19, 2005
More complex and powerful nose with blueberry and blackberry aromas, earth, dry dusty aromas with tar, smoke, and sour mash in the nose; a more complex wine than the ’98, the wine is also quite drier with the flavors of the fruit engaged through a grainy filter of dry tannins and earth; the wine seems to be in one of its closed periods, as I think that there is more depth and complexity in this wine than is apparent at this time; good solid finish with lots of balanced acidity and earthy, somewhat coarse flavors. (17.5/20)


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