1959 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1959

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
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SoDivin rating

95-100 / 100

Excellent

1959 CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1959

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 

Label No label

Stock : 0 bottle
2 375,00 € tax incl. 1 979,17 € tax excl.

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
2 375,00 € tax incl. 1 979,17 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
98 /100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
(09-2007)
6 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent
(12-2000)A glorious mammoth wine.Perfect enough to keep up the maturing process for another quarter century.
98 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(08-2000)
Superb, but I have had an even better bottle of this wine; usually it's worth two points more. Equal in quality to the perfect 1961. Thick and rich, with berry, cherry and tobacco character, it shows layers of ripe fruit and velvety tannins that go on and on at the finish. Exciting wine.
96 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
(08-2000)
Dark garnet with an amber edge, the 1959 Latour reveals a touch of volatile acidity in the nose, along with aromas of melted caramel, tobacco, and jammy red and black fruits. As the wine sat in the glass, notes of minerals, coffee, spice, and underbrush emerged. There is still copious tannin in the finish (I am not sure it will ever be fully resolved), but this sumptuous, complex, fragrant, super-rich Latour cuts a broad swath across the palate. Fully mature, it is best consumed over the next decade.
Features
Vintage 1959
Rating 95-100
Classification Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
Château Latour
Country France
Château informations
Latour
Latour

Château Latour is ranked Premier Cru Classé in the Official Classification created in 1855.


There are 2 other Châteaux in the Pauillac appellation which also benefit from the prestigious title of 1er Cru Classé: Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild


Latour is the epitome of excellence in good years and bad ones. Among the greatest vintages, the most beautiful achievements of the chateau: 1920, 1929, 1949, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1970, 1982, 1990, 2000.


Created around 1680, Château Latour's vineyard is one of the oldest in the Médoc. 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 exterior plots, the vines less than 10 years old and the possibly downgraded cuvées produce the second wine of the estate, "Les Forts de Latour". The wine of Château Latour is an example of regularity regardless of the quality of the vintage. Firm, tannic and concentrated in its youth ...


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