Latour

Background

One of the original 1st Growths in 1855, Latour's reputation for making consistently outstanding wine continues to this day. The consistency of its wines can, to an extent, be attributed to the fact that, since 1670, the estate has only ever had 3 owners. Originally acquired by the Segur family, Latour remained in the hands of their heirs until 1963 when the estate came under British ownership with acclaimed wine writers Hugh Johnson and Harry Waugh serving as advisors. Since 1993, the estate has been under the ownership of Francois Pinault, a lifelong fan of the wines of Latour who, since taking charge, has overseen a string of incredible vintages.

Since Pinault took the helm, Latour has been characterised by extraordinary levels of concentration, richness, and structure, often referred to by commentators as 'masculine'. The winery underwent a huge investment in 2000 and the Chateau can now boast one of the most state-of-the-art facilities for making and storing wine in the whole of Bordeaux.

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Vintages

Colour Vintage Wine Size Status Cs Btls Price Per Score
Red 1935 Latour btls DP 0 1 £1,675 btls -
Red 1943 Latour btls DP 0 1 £850 btls -
Red 1955 Latour btls DP 0 1 £1,200 btls 94
Red 1959 Latour btls DP 0 2 £2,500 btls 96 (RP)
Red 1960 Latour btls DP 0 1 £550 btls 89
Red 1965 Latour btls DP 0 1 £550 btls -
Red 1968 Latour btls DP 1 0 £5,700 cs -
Red 1973 Latour btls DP 0 2 £385 btls -
Red 1982 Latour btls DP 0 1 £1,775 btls 100 (RP/NM/LPB)
Red 1985 Latour btls IB 0 1 £440 btls 93 (JS)
Red 1990 Latour btls IB 1 0 £8,200 cs 98 (NM)
Red 1990 Latour btls DP 0 6 £700 btls 98 (NM)
Red 1990 Latour btls IB 0 10 £692 btls 98 (NM)
Red 1994 Latour mags IB 2 0 £4,800 cs 94 (RP)
Red 1995 Latour btls DP 0 1 £450 btls 96 (RP)
Red 1995 Latour btls IB 1 0 £5,250 cs 96 (RP)
Red 1996 Latour btls IB 1 0 £6,250 cs 95 (NM)
Red 1996 Latour btls DP 0 3 £513 btls 95 (NM)
Red 1997 Latour btls DP 0 1 £375 btls 89
Red 1998 Latour btls IB 1 0 £4,900 cs 93 (NM)
Red 1998 Latour btls DP 1 0 £4,900 cs 93 (NM)
Red 1999 Latour btls IB 1 0 £5,080 cs 94 (RP)
Red 2000 Latour btls IB 4 0 £8,700 cs 100 (JS)
Red 2001 Latour btls DP 1 0 £5,200 cs 96 (NM)
Red 2001 Latour btls IB 2 0 £4,750 cs 96 (NM)
Red 2002 Latour btls IB 1 0 £4,900 cs 96 (RP)
Red 2003 Latour btls IB 1 0 £7,200 cs 100 (RP)
Red 2003 Latour btls IB 1 2 £7,300 cs 100 (RP)
Red 2004 Latour btls IB 4 0 £4,450 cs 95 (NM)
Red 2004 Latour mags IB 1 0 £4,500 cs 95 (NM)
Red 2005 Latour btls IB 4 0 £6,650 cs 98 (RP)
Red 2005 Latour mags IB 0 1 £1,400 mags 98 (RP)
Red 2006 Latour btls IB 1 0 £4,550 cs 95 (RP)
Red 2007 Latour btls IB 2 0 £4,550 cs 92+ (RP)
Red 2008 Latour btls IB 1 0 £4,700 cs 96 (NM)
Red 2008 Latour mags IB 1 0 £4,800 cs 96 (NM)
Red 2009 Latour btls IB 1 0 £9,600 cs 100 (RP)
Red 2010 Latour btls IB 1 0 £10,800 cs 100 (RP)
Red 2011 Latour btls IB 1 0 £4,500 cs 94-96 (NM)

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