Pauillac de Latour 2008


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Tasting Notes

The introductory cuvee, the 2008 Pauillac, is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot. Another offering with a surprisingly lofty alcohol content for Bordeaux (13.5%), it is a smooth, fruit-driven Pauillac exhibiting plenty of black fruit, cedar, and fruitcake characteristics in a medium-bodied, lush, exuberant style. It should drink nicely for 5-7 years. Yields at this estate were among the lowest of the last 20 years, averaging 39 hectoliters per hectare.

Score: 88/90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (182), April 2009

The third wine from Chateau Latour has a fresh wild strawberry and a touch of mulberry on the nose with a touch of cold granite. The palate has a hard entry, very taut at the moment with firm tannins, cedar and blackberry with a touch of crushed stone towards the brittle finish. Very fresh and focused. Fine. Drink 2011-2020. Tasted October 2010.

Score: 89Neal Martin, -, October 2010

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