ITEM 26438

2005 Chateau Latour Pauillac (OWC)

$1,099.97

In stock

11

Wine Rating:

99WS 98ST 98WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2005

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-pauillac

Variety

bordeaux blend

Wine Producer

château latour

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Wine Spectator: 99 points

Dark ruby black in color. Brilliant, intense aromas of mineral, blackberry and currant, with hints of Indian spices and cigar box, lead to a full-bodied palate, with ultrafine tannins and a beautiful balance of blackberry, raspberry and mineral. There's subtlety, yet also great depth. Lasts for minutes on the palate. This is a Latour with fabulous tone and vigor. Best after 2018. 12,500 cases made. ?JS

Review Date: 3/1/08

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 98 points

Deep ruby-red. Reticent, brooding aromas of cassis, black plum, graphite and flowers. Then utterly explosive in the mouth, with wonderful sappy complexity of flavor and a thickness of texture that builds and builds toward the back almost no sign of the new oak here. Offers a near-magical combination of power and refinement, but this extremely primary wine is still an infant. Finishes with extraordinary persistence that leaves the palate vibrating. One of the greatest young Bordeaux I've tasted in recent years, and more complete and classic than the outrageously lush 2003. For his part, Engerer feels that this wine combines the best traits of the 2003 and 2000 Latours. I made the mistake of retasting the 2007 after trying this, and the tannins of the younger wine came off as dry by comparison.

Review Date: 5/1/08

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 98 points

Deep garnet colored, the 2005 Latour presents a wonderful combination of pure cassis, violet and toast notes with nuances of black olives, loam and pencil shavings. The palate offers wonderful richness, balance and seamless, going very long and layered in the finish.

Review Date: 11/1/12