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2005 Château Latour Grand Vin Château Latour, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

In Bond case price:
£6,800.00
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Producer Château Latour
Vintage 2005
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Red Bordeaux Blend
ABV 13.0%
Format 12x75cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Availability 1 case

98 Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate (May 2017)

The 2005 Latour has long been a formidable wine. I was granted the opportunity to re-taste the 2005 at the property after their estate released library reserves in February 2017. Now at twelve years of age, it has retained that riveting bouquet of black cherries and black plum, crème de cassis and graphite, although I find less of the latter compared to previous bottles (including the one tasted blind just three weeks earlier).

The palate is very well balanced with blackberry, black plum, sea salt, a hint of balsamic, quite spicy in the mouth with a hint of cloves. There is immense weight and presence in the mouth, although I wonder whether the tannins are as fine as say the 2010 or even the nascent 2016 Latour tasted alongside? Either way, it remains a fabulous First Growth destined to last many, many years.

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96+ Antonio Galloni, Vinous (May 2017)

The 2005 Latour is nowhere near being ready to drink. For example, both the 2001 and 2002 were much more expressive when they were re-released a few years ago. The 2005, on the other hand is quite muted, especially in its aromatics.

There is plenty of depth, power and overall persistence, but readers have to be prepared to cellar the 2005 for at least another few years. Its longevity, on the other hand, should not be an issue.

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Vintage Format Packaging Price Status
2003 6x75cl OWC £3,800.00 In Bond View