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Simply, Pauillac. Unmistakably, Château Latour

Château Latour

Dear Reader,

Outside of France, Château Latour chooses not to sell Pauillac through La Place de Bordeaux (the collection of some 300 négociants, or wine distributors, which sells two-thirds of all wine produced in Bordeaux to merchants around the world), but rather to a single chosen négociant in Bordeaux which in turn supplies exclusively to one importer in each country. Great Domaines began with the 2011 vintage of Pauillac and we recently received the 2017 vintage, together with a smaller allocation of the 2018.

Now produced 100% organically, the predominant vineyard parcel that makes up Pauillac is called Sainte Anne and is located between Château Haut-Batailley and Château Larose-Trintaudon. About 20% new oak is used for the Pauillac – the exact proportion varies depending on the characteristics of the vintage. The blend for the Pauillac typically consists of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with around 45% Merlot.

We have just 36 cases available, that comprise four bottles of the 2017 and two bottles of the 2018 vintage (which we have assembled in a wooden case). For fans of Bordeaux, the Pauillac is a richly awarding wine that offers the perfect glimpse into the prestige and quality of this mighty First Growth estate.

Le Pauillac de Château Latour 2017 & 2018
six-bottle mixed case

R 8,995
per six-bottle mixed case

 

Château Latour

Latour’s indecently good 2017 Le Pauillac de Château Latour bursts with fragrant aromas of creamy cassis, wild berries and plums…fleshy and polished, it’s supple and succulent…
William Kelley for Wine Advocate 

The 2017 Pauillac is a gorgeous wine…plenty of textural depth…I very much like the wine’s exuberance and power.
Antonio Galloni for Vinous

A fleshy, generous rendition of this bottling, the 2018 Le Pauillac de Château Latour offers up aromas of rich berries, cherries and loamy soil, followed by a medium to full-bodied, layered palate with a sweet core of fruit and powdery structuring tannins.
William Kelley for Wine Advocate 

[The Pauillac 2018] has a floral, almost Margaux-like bouquet…the 2018 is linear yet reassuringly elegant towards the finish. Contemplating this Troisième Vin, maybe it is more low-key than expected, but in a positive sense. It should drink well over the next decade.
Neal Martin for Vinous