2000 Chateau Latour

Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot

France / Bordeaux / Medoc / AOC Pauillac

$14,950
RP 98
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1er Grand Cru Classé

2000 Chateau Latour, Pauillac, France

WEATHER CONDITIONS
Flowering took place in a mild, wet spring, and damage caused by mildew was accompanied by some outbreaks of flower abortion and uneven grape size in older plots of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Weather conditions greatly improved in June, and rainfall remained below seasonal norms, thereby limiting vigorous growth and, more importantly, stopping the development of the mildew in the spring. Fortunately, the fine weather that followed in July and August allowed the grapes to achieve a rare complexity and maximum temperatures remained conducive to gradual ripening. September continued in much the same way as August, and improved the conditions for ripening. On 19 September, 35 mm of rain washed the grapes of any impurities before the harvests. These began with the Merlot in the Enclos on 22 September and ended on 11 October.
2000 chateau latour

WINE STYLE
Impressive deep, dark colour; the wines have a powerful, balanced structure. The dense structures and the qualities of the tannins may be superior to those of the 96 and 90 vintage. The balance of the Grand Vin combines class, rigour, complexity and great finesse in the fruit.

RP 98

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2000 Latour (a relatively abundant 14,000 cases compared to what they produced in 2009, 2008, or 2005) is “packed and stacked.” The extremely rich, black/purple color to the rim is followed by a wine with some subtle smoke, loads of minerals, a hint of vanilla, and plenty of creme de cassis as well as roasted meat and a slight scorched earth character. Broad, savory, and rich, the wine seems to be about 5 years away from full maturity and should drink well for at least 40-50 more years. A great effort, probably eclipsed only by 2003 and 2009. Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr., Issue date: June 2010. Drinking window: 2010 - 2060.

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RP 98

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2000 Latour (a relatively abundant 14,000 cases compared to what they produced in 2009, 2008, or 2005) is “packed and stacked.” The extremely rich, black/purple color to the rim is followed by a wine with some subtle smoke, loads of minerals, a hint of vanilla, and plenty of creme de cassis as well as roasted meat and a slight scorched earth character. Broad, savory, and rich, the wine seems to be about 5 years away from full maturity and should drink well for at least 40-50 more years. A great effort, probably eclipsed only by 2003 and 2009. Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr., Issue date: June 2010. Drinking window: 2010 - 2060.

2000 Chateau Latour, Pauillac, France

WEATHER CONDITIONS
Flowering took place in a mild, wet spring, and damage caused by mildew was accompanied by some outbreaks of flower abortion and uneven grape size in older plots of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Weather conditions greatly improved in June, and rainfall remained below seasonal norms, thereby limiting vigorous growth and, more importantly, stopping the development of the mildew in the spring. Fortunately, the fine weather that followed in July and August allowed the grapes to achieve a rare complexity and maximum temperatures remained conducive to gradual ripening. September continued in much the same way as August, and improved the conditions for ripening. On 19 September, 35 mm of rain washed the grapes of any impurities before the harvests. These began with the Merlot in the Enclos on 22 September and ended on 11 October.
2000 chateau latour

WINE STYLE
Impressive deep, dark colour; the wines have a powerful, balanced structure. The dense structures and the qualities of the tannins may be superior to those of the 96 and 90 vintage. The balance of the Grand Vin combines class, rigour, complexity and great finesse in the fruit.

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