2010 Château Latour

[Pre-arrival January 2023],  Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot

AOC Pauillac,  Médoc,  Pauillac,  France

$1,595
RP 100
V 100
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Availability: 3

1er Grand Cru Classé

2010 Chateau Latour, Pauillac, France

WINESTYLE

An intense and beautifully bright colour. the nose is incredibly expressive, pure and aromatic. On the palate, the structure is extremely delicate, elegant with matured fruits flavours. Tannins are rich, noble and silky.

VINEYARD & HARVEST

The autumn of 2009 was mild and wet whereas the first months 0f 2010 were particularly cold and dry. We then noted a delay in the budbreak which did not properly get going until April which was almost summery. Flowering was disrupted by rain and cool temperatures during the first half of June resulting in significant flower abortion and uneven grape size. We had to wait for the last ten days of June for temperatures to return  to to seasonal norms. Water stress began to develop at the end of June in some plots in the Enclos and increased in July. Generally, the vines stopped growing at the end of July. Harvesting of the Merlot began on September 20th with the young vines, and the Cabernet Sauvignon on October 4th (after stopping for a few days between grape varieties). 

RP 100

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2010 Latour is deep garnet in color, and—WOW—it erupts from the glass with powerful crème de cassis, Black Forest cake and blackberry pie scents plus intense sparks of dried roses, cigar boxes, fragrant earth and smoked meats with aniseed and crushed rocks wafts. Full-bodied, concentrated and oh-so-decadent in the mouth, it has a firm, grainy texture and lovely freshness carrying the rich, opulent fruit to an epically long finish. It is incredibly tempting to drink now, but I suspect this hedonic experience isn't a scratch on the mind-blowing, otherworldly secrets this time capsule will have to reveal given another 7-10 years in bottle and continuing over the following fifty years++. Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. Issue date: March 2020. Drinking window: 2024 - 2080.
V 100

Vinous

The 2010 Latour can be summed up in two words: "The king.'' It convincingly asserts its superiority over other 2010s, including First Growths, in terms of its aromatic complexity, precision, balance, intensity, complexity and persistence. Simply a faultless Latour that ranks among its greatest achievements. Tasted from an ex-chateau bottle at the Bl Wines & Spirits 10-Year On tasting. Reviewed by Neal Martin, Issue date: February 2020. Drinking window: 2028 - 2070.

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RP 100

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2010 Latour is deep garnet in color, and—WOW—it erupts from the glass with powerful crème de cassis, Black Forest cake and blackberry pie scents plus intense sparks of dried roses, cigar boxes, fragrant earth and smoked meats with aniseed and crushed rocks wafts. Full-bodied, concentrated and oh-so-decadent in the mouth, it has a firm, grainy texture and lovely freshness carrying the rich, opulent fruit to an epically long finish. It is incredibly tempting to drink now, but I suspect this hedonic experience isn't a scratch on the mind-blowing, otherworldly secrets this time capsule will have to reveal given another 7-10 years in bottle and continuing over the following fifty years++. Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. Issue date: March 2020. Drinking window: 2024 - 2080.
V 100

Vinous

The 2010 Latour can be summed up in two words: "The king.'' It convincingly asserts its superiority over other 2010s, including First Growths, in terms of its aromatic complexity, precision, balance, intensity, complexity and persistence. Simply a faultless Latour that ranks among its greatest achievements. Tasted from an ex-chateau bottle at the Bl Wines & Spirits 10-Year On tasting. Reviewed by Neal Martin, Issue date: February 2020. Drinking window: 2028 - 2070.

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