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The Château Latour 2010, a Bordeaux rated First Growth for Pauillac

July 4, 2014 • Wines & Spirits

The 2010 Château Latour of Pauillac, renowned Bordeaux, once again confirmed its place within the most exceptional wines in the history of oenology. Already rated First Growth under the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, this wine once again appears amongst the great classified wines thanks to its 2010 vintage.

 

Great wine classed A, an exceptional title

It is not the Chateau Latour’s first time at the top of the Saint-Emilion classification (Bordeaux classification). Nevertheless, the title given to this great wine was given after a very thorough tasting done by experts. The notoriety of the wine is also taken into account whilst establishing the classification of Bordeaux wines, along with the consistency of the wine and the vineyard’s management.

This title demonstrates the savoir-faire and expertise of the vineyard, all of which the 2010 Chateau Latour de Pauillac benefited, as well as the quality of the wine. Belonging to class A has an important impact on the wines name, allowing its price to be multiplied by 10 or 20. Each bottle of Chateau Latour 2010 is available for about 1400 euros.

 

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The Chateau Latour 2010, an intense wine

This wine benefits from rather consequential investments for its production. On average the vines are 40 years of age but some are nearly 100 years old. This old age combined with biodynamic farming and sustainable farming allow the land to remain unpolluted thus giving the wine its earthy taste. Indeed, since 2008, Chateau Latour began using horses to churn the earth and to cross the vineyards, workers are required to use mountain bikes.

The wine is carefully vinified in temperature controlled, stainless steel vats and everything in the cellar moves by gravity flow. The wine is then aged in oak barrels.

Opaque in colour, the 2010 Chateau Latour is stunning with its scents of spice, oak, liquorice and blackberry. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot are all perfectly balanced and leave on the palate waves of ripe blackberry.

This great Bordeaux will taste its best 5 to 20 years after bottling. Hence, the opening of the bottle is recommended starting 2017.

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