Château-Latour Pauillac 1982

Château-Latour Pauillac 1982
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SKU 11059

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Considered by many to be the greatest wine of Bordeaux, Latour is absolutely one of the most concentrated, rich, tannic and full-bodied wines in the world, and fought over by global collectors. Planted to 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the formidable Latour estate has vines averaging 40+ years, and the estate is situated on the Pauillac/Saint Julien border, immediately north of the walled vineyard of Léoville Las Cases. Latour has a fortress-like tower that overlooks the vineyards and the Gironde River, and dates back to the 17th century.
Category Red Wine
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Region France, Bordeaux, Pauillac
Brand Château-Latour
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Wine Advocate"As I indicated in the review of the 1982 Bordeaux, this is an unusual Latour in the fact that it has always been precocious. It has been jammy, forward, and delicious no matter when the cork was pulled, in total contrast to its two first-growth siblings, Mouton Rothschild and Lafite-Rothschild. The dense, opaque garnet-colored 1982 Latour reveals slight amber at the edge. Sweet, smoky, roasted aromas in the nose combine with jammy levels of black currant, cherry, and prune-like fruit. It possesses extraordinary concentration and unctuosity, with a thick, fat texture oozing notes of cedar wood, tobacco, coffee, and over-ripe fruit. Low acidity as well as high alcohol (for Bordeaux) give the wine even more glycerin and textural chewiness. The finish lasts forever. The only Latour that remotely resembles the 1982 is the 1961, which has a similar texture and succulence. Anticipated maturity: now-2040"

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