Latour (Pauillac) 2011

Limited Stock
  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Latour
  • Varietal: Bordeaux Red
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: B3480
Special Price $895.00 Regular Price $995.00
In stock
SKU
B3480
Latour (Pauillac) 2011 is available to buy in increments of 1
The Grand Vin of Château Latour is one of the most magnificent wines in the world. Produced from “Vielles Vignes”, this First Growth is stylistically powerful and portrays the typical personality of the famed Château: rich, intense, and congruous. As with any outstanding producer, Latour is known to consistently produce premium wine in even the most difficult of vintages; 2011 was no different, and is best described by the Château itself as, "elegant and mighty”.

96 pts Wine Spectator

This has a gorgeous core of steeped plum, boysenberry and black currant coulis flavors, backed by a prominent graphite note that drives through the lengthy finish, where extra hints of anise and sweet tobacco flitter in the background. Regal. Best from 2018 through 2035.

95 pts James Suckling

The nose is complex, featuring smoke, meat and hints of wood, with currants, olives and berries underneath. Full body with super-velvety tannins. The strong acidity gives the wine an edginess. Love the spicy, subtly fruity finish. Steely. Try in 2020.

93-95 pts The Wine Advocate

A blend of 84.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 0.5% Petit Verdot, the 2011 Latour represents only 34% of the crop. It hit 13.1% natural alcohol. One of the vintage-s most compelling wines, it possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sweet, open-knit personality with ripe tannin, superb intensity, good purity and harmony, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and lots of crushed rock, floral and black as well as blue fruit notes in addition to hints of ink and forest floor. This *beautifully rich, savory Latour* will be surprisingly drinkable in 4-5 years, and should age easily for two decades or more.