2004 Chateau Latour, Pauillac (750ml)

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# FRLACS04AE
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Pauillac
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Score: 95WA, 95WS, 94W&S
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

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The 2004 Latour is perhaps evolving slower than I expected, although it remains one of the finest Left Bank wines of the vintage. It has that quintessential graphite-scented bouquet intermixed with blackberry and cedar, although the liquorice note that I observed previously has receded. Again, there is wonderful definition. The palate is full-bodied but surprisingly more sultry than I expected, especially here where I was able to directly compare it with the other 2004 First Growths. It delivers the "authority" you expect from Latour, although I might be inclined just to give it another 2-3 years in bottle. Tasted September 2016.

95 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Issue # 229 - Feb 2017)

Captivating aromas of currant, black licorice and spices, with just a hint of sweet tobacco. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, long finish. Structured and racy. Best after 2011. 10,000 cases made.

95 points, Wine Spectator (Mar 2007)

The modern Latour has a vast architectural presence. The edges of ferrous power here are tamed on a supple texture, though the choice seems to have been to trade some freshness for that textural grace. The tannins have the potent austerity that grows out of Latour's deep hill of stones. Closed off for now, the fruit aspect of the wine will not likely show for more than a decade, and the wine will likely need 20 years to reach maturity.

94 points, Wine & Spirits (Oct 2007)