Château Latour, First classified Growth wine in 1855

Château LatourChâteau Latour was created in 1680, making it one of the oldest chateaux of the Médoc.

For all these years, the Château has constantly improved its techniques and know-how. This constant pursuit of excellence allows it to maintain its excellent reputation, in both good and bad years.

In 1855, Latour obtained the highest distinction of Premier Cru Classé on the occasion of the official ranking of Bordeaux wines in 1855. This ranking divides the biggest red wines of the Médoc in 5 categories: first growth, second growth, third growth, fourth growth and fifth growth wines. Only 5 Châteaux share the title of 1er Cru Classé: Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Latour, Château Margaux, Château Mouton Rothschild and Château Haut-Brion

Château Latour wine is an example of regularity regardless of the quality of the vintage. Firm, tannic and concentrated in its youth, it requires long aging to reveal all its depth, power and extraordinary richness. At perfect maturity, the wine is distinguished by an incredible bouquet of blackcurrant, hazelnut and leather.

Château Latour 2000Château Latour is made from only the old vines, from the contiguous enclosed land surrounding the chateau (an area of ​​47 ha), some of which are almost 100 years old.

At the heart of the estate, the main parcel, called "l'Enclos", is made up of 47 hectares of old vines that are preciously maintained, because only they are able to give birth to the "Grand Vin". The 18 hectares of exterieur plots, the vines that are less than 10 years old and the possibly downgraded cuvées, produce the second wine of the estate, "Les Forts de Latour".

  • Aging: in new barrels for 18 months.
  • Average grape variety: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20% Merlot; 4% Cabernet Franc; 1% of Petit Verdot.
  • Average production: about 200,000 bottles per year, or 55% of total production.


There are legendary vintages such as the 1961 Latour, which got the highest scores from all the experts.

Find all of our Château Latour vintages:

18871934194119491956196319701977198419911998
19161935194219501957196419711978198519922000
19181936194419511958196519721979198619932004
1920193719451952195919661973198019871994 
1925193819461953196019671974198119881995 
1928193919471954196119681975198219891996 
1931194019481955196219691976198319901997 

 

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