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2002 Latour Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pauillac - Red - First Growth

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Red Bordeaux Blend - First Growth
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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 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc... More »

Score
97
JR 16.5
IWC 94(+?)
WA 96
WS 96
Drink Dates
WA: 2012-2045 WS: 2012+
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IWC 94(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 120

($180-$250) Red-ruby. Blackcurrant, graphite and minerals on the nose. Sweet, fleshy and dense, with an impeccable sugar/acid balance. Strong mineral tones and firm acids. Finishes long and gripping, with excellent tannic spine and lift. A bit like the 2002 Les Forts de Latour but turned up a notch or two. But not quite as perfumed as the young 2004.

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JR 16.5
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2010-2018

Very inexpressive nose. Solid but dull with marked acidity. By no means obvious first growth quality! A bit of posh oak perhaps but raw and ungenerous. Bone dry. Is this a particularly awkward stage for this wine that was so impressive en primeur?

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WA 96
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 158
Drink Dates 2012-2045

The wine of the vintage? There are only 10,000 cases of this extraordinarily rich, dense 2002 that is as powerful as the 2003 (even the alcohol levels are nearly the same, 12.85%). It is dark ruby/purple to the rim, with notes of English walnuts, crushed rocks, black currants, and forest floor, dense, full-bodied, and opulent, yet classic with spectacular aromatics, marvelous purity, and a full-bodied finish that lasts just over 50+ seconds. Huge richness and the sweetness of the tannin are somewhat deceptive as this wine seems set for a long life. Administrator Frederic Engerer seems to be more pleased with what Latour achieved in 2002 than in any other recent vintage. Hats off to him for an extraordinary accomplishment in a vintage that wouldn't have been expected to produce the raw materials to achieve something at this level of quality.

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WS 96
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2012+

Loads of ripe currants, licorice and toasted oak on the nose. Subtle yet impressive. Full-bodied, with a solid core of ripe fruit and chewy tannins. Big and juicy. Deep midpalate for a 2002. This is the wine of the vintage. A solid, classic Latour that needs bottle age.

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Author tiberite
Site / Blog mac_h Trust Rating 94.876%
Tasted On 07/07/2010

Young (From 2014 To 2032)

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Author gd10102
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80.795%
Tasted On 09/30/2009
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Author StefanBoedeker
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.529%
Tasted On 12/14/2008
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Dark purple, almost black in color. Beautiful bouquet with lots of dark fruit, licorice and earthy minerality. Opulent with powerful fruit and extremely balanced. Long lasting, lingering finish.

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