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Chateau Latour Pauillac de Latour 2010

Chateau Latour is among the First Growth properties classified in the Bordeaux 1855 Classification. The estate is situated in the southern portion of Pauillac, bordering St. Julien and the Gironde estuary. Latour is considered one of the longest-lasting First Growths, reflecting its high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon. The blend is typically Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The fruit is grown in vineyards with notably high levels of gravel and an ideal southeastern exposure. Latour is typified by its concentrated fruit and complexity. Chateau Latour also produces a second wine called Les Forts de Latour and a third wine labeled simply Pauillac, which I am featuring today.

I had this beauty at a wine tasting. Representing about 25% of their production, the wine is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Franc. Aromas of sweet dark berry fruits with complex aromas of spice and cedar. On the palate multiple layers of berry fruit, cherry and raspberry, leather, cacao and licorice. Silky smooth tannins, full-bodied, delicious, lingering finish. Hard to believe it’s their third label! Wow!!