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Château Latour 1er Grand Cru Classé  1996 - Lot of 1 Bottle
Château Latour 1er Grand Cru Classé  1996 - Lot of 1 Bottle Château Latour 1er Grand Cru Classé  1996 - Lot of 1 Bottle Château Latour 1er Grand Cru Classé  1996 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Château Latour 1er Grand Cru Classé 1996

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.

  • €590
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    Livraison (standard) estimée entre le 18/11/19 et le 21/11/19

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Lot Description: Château Latour 1er Grand Cru Classé 1996

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • Alcohol percentage : 12.50 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Pauillac
  • Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Artemis
  • Vintage: 1996
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 4% Cabernet franc, 1% Petit verdot
  • Peak: Drink ideally by 2050
  • 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
99/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
96/100Wine Spectator
18/20Jancis Robinson
19/20RVF
95(+?)/100Vinous Antonio Galloni
95/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak Drink ideally by 2050

Tasting notes - Extract
"An opaque purple color is followed by phenomenally sweet, pure aromas of cassis infused with subtle minerals. This massive offering possesses unreal levels of extract, full body, intensely ripe, but abundant tannin, and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute." R. Parker (06/2000)