Chateau Latour Pauillac (Tariff due at Ship Date) 2012

  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Chateau Latour
  • Varietal: Bordeaux Red
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: D8869
$460.00
In stock
SKU
D8869
Chateau Latour Pauillac (Tariff due at Ship Date) 2012 is available to buy in increments of 1

The 2012 Latour is a blend of 90.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.6% Merlot and 0.2% Petit Verdot. Medium to deep garnet colored, the nose slowly, measuredly emerges with notions of preserved Morello cherries, baked blackcurrants and blackberry compote, giving way to nuances of pencil shavings, unsmoked cigars, Chinese five spice and sandalwood plus ever so subtle hints of cardamom and eucalyptus. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-coating black and red fruit preserves with a firm, grainy-textured frame and fantastic freshness, finishing with a veritable firework display of lingering spices and minerals. This is a more restrained, relatively elegant vintage of Latour that may not have that “iron fist in a velvet glove” power of the greatest vintages but nonetheless struts its superior terroir and behind-the-scenes savoir faire with impressive panache. It is drinking nicely now with suitably rounded-off, approachable tannins, and the tertiary characters are just beginning to bring some more cerebral elements into the compote of temptingly primary black fruits. But, if you’re looking to drink it in full, flamboyant swing, give it another 5-10 years in bottle and drink it over the next 20-25 years+. - Wine Advocate

Includes retail price per bottle BUT NOT the 25% tariff per bottle. The wine will stay stored in France, free of charge, until October 1st, 2020. At that point, customers are required to pay the 25% tariff prior to delivery. Please note that Sherry-Lehmann is not responsible for any sudden changes in tariff rates, and customers accept that risk. You will be notified by our Customer Service department when the wine has arrived at Sherry-Lehmann, expected arrival Winter 2020/2021.