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 1953 Latour btls DP 0 1 £795 btls -
Red 1964 Latour btls DP 0 2 £670 btls 90
Red 1966 Latour btls DP 0 1 £720 btls 96
Red 1968 Latour btls DP 0 1 £690 btls -
Red 1970 Latour btls DP 0 1 £575 btls 89
Red 1976 Latour btls DP 1 0 £4,800 cs -
Red 1979 Latour btls DP 0 8 £395 btls -
Red 1982 Latour btls DP 1 2 From £23,250 cs 100 (RP/NM/LPB)
Red 1989 Latour btls IB 1 0 £4,950 cs 94 (WS)
Red 1990 Latour btls IB 1 0 £8,400 cs 98 (NM)
Red 1990 Latour btls DP 0 6 £700 btls 98 (NM)
Red 1990 Latour btls IB 1 0 £8,300 cs 98 (NM)
Red 1994 Latour mags IB 2 0 £4,800 cs 94 (RP)
Red 1995 Latour btls IB 1 0 £5,440 cs 96 (RP)
Red 1995 Latour btls DP 0 3 £450 btls 96 (RP)
Red 1995 Latour mags DP 1 0 £5,628 cs 96 (RP)
Red 1996 Latour btls IB 1 0 £6,200 cs 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 1999 Latour btls IB 1 0 £5,150 cs 94 (RP)
Red 2000 Latour btls IB 1 0 £8,800 cs 100 (JS)
Red 2000 Latour btls DP 0 6 £720 btls 100 (JS)
Red 2001 Latour btls IB 1 0 £4,840 cs 96 (NM)
Red 2001 Latour btls DP 1 0 £5,200 cs 96 (NM)
Red 2002 Latour btls IB 1 0 £4,970 cs 96 (RP)
Red 2003 Latour btls DP 0 6 £608 btls 100 (RP)
Red 2003 Latour btls IB 3 0 £7,300 cs 100 (RP)
Red 2003 Latour btls IB 0 6 £608 btls 100 (RP)
Red 2004 Latour btls IB 1 0 £4,550 cs 95 (NM)
Red 2004 Latour mags IB 1 0 £4,500 cs 95 (NM)
Red 2005 Latour btls IB 2 0 £6,750 cs 98 (RP)
Red 2006 Latour btls IB 1 0 £4,650 cs 95 (RP)
Red 2007 Latour btls IB 2 0 £4,600 cs 92+ (RP)
Red 2008 Latour btls IB 1 0 £4,750 cs 96 (NM)
Red 2008 Latour mags IB 1 0 £4,800 cs 96 (NM)
Red 2009 Latour btls IB 1 0 £9,850 cs 100 (RP)
Red 2010 Latour btls IB 1 0 £10,950 cs 100 (RP)
Red 2011 Latour btls IB 1 0 £4,590 cs 94-96 (NM)

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