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Château Latour 1er Grand Cru Classé  1997 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Château Latour 1er Grand Cru Classé 1997

One of the wines to have played a part in building the legend that is Bordeaux; rare depth and concentration, but not at the expense of exceptional elegance and perfect balance.

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Lot Description: Château Latour 1er Grand Cru Classé 1997

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 folded label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Pauillac
  • Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Artemis
  • Vintage: 1997
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 4% Cabernet franc, 1% Petit verdot
  • Peak: To drink
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Organic
  • Size (in ha): 65
  • Volume: 175000 bottles
  • Intensity : Full-bodied
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • Latour's wines show exemplary consistency, whatever the quality of the vintage. Firm, tannic and concentrated in their youth, they require long cellaring to reveal the full depth of their power and extraordinary richness. When perfectly mature, the wine has an incredible bouquet of blackcurrants, hazelnuts and leather. A monumental wine.

    Created in around 1680, Château Latour is one of the oldest vineyards in the Médoc. There is a central plot known as the Enclos with 47 hectares of old vines that are maintained with extreme care, as these are the ones used to make the grand vin. Another 18 hectares of external plots, consisting of vines less than ten years-old and potentially declassified plots are used to produce the property's second wine, Les Forts de Latour. For further information, visit Château Latour
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

Rating
89/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
88/100Wine Spectator
17/20Jancis Robinson
15/20RVF
90-93/100Vinous Antonio Galloni
90/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak To drink

Tasting notes - Extract
"A flavorful, savory Latour, without a great deal of density or power, the 1997 exhibits sweet, walnut-tinged, black currant fruit intertwined with minerals and subtle wood. Nicely-textured, with adequate acidity, ripe tannin, and a medium-bodied finish." R. Parker (04/2000)