Château Latour’s Grand Vin is made exclusively from ‘vieilles vignes’, an average of 60 years-old. “A blend of 95.3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4.7% Merlot, the 2013 Latour represents only 31.5% of the total crop. It is a surprisingly soft, charming, fruit-forward Latour with moderate concentration, a deep ruby/purple color, and no herbaceousness. Although not terribly deep or rich, it is an excellent effort that will not hit the market for another 5-7 years given their new policy of holding Château Latour until it is deemed ready for sale.” Robert Parker August 2014
Food Pairing: Roasted, braised or grilled meats like beef, veal and game, as well as dishes with mushroom or earthy, truffle flavors.
Château Latour, rated as a First Growth under the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, is located at the southern edge of Pauillac, bordering the St. Julien vineyards of Château Léoville Las Cases, and covers 78 hectares.
The history of Château Latour dates back at least to the 14th century, even though the vineyards for which it is now world-renowned were not fully established until the 17th century.
After a period when it was under English ownership, in the form of the Pearson Group, owners of the Financial Times, and Harvey’s of Bristol, the property passed to Allied Lyons in 1989 and was then bought in 1993 by the French billionaire industrialist François Pinault, whose empire was to grow to include Yves St. Laurent, Gucci and Christie’s Auction House.