Château Latour Pauillac Premier Grand Cru Classé 2001
Classic, distinguished, and dominated by a balance of great purity, the Château Latour Grand Vin Pauillac Premier Grand Cru Classé 2001 will have to be matured and aged to develop its full potential. It will maintain a solid place in the succession of great vintages of recent years.
Brilliant offering, which should be drinkable much earlier than the blockbuster 2000, the 2001 Latour boasts an inky/ruby/purple color to the rim as well as a glorious bouquet of black currants, crushed stones, vanilla, and hints of truffles and oak. A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance primarily Merlot with a touch of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it reveals a sweetness on the palate that is atypical for such a young Latour. The beautiful integration of tannin, acidity, and wood is stunning. The wine flows across the palate with fabulous texture, purity, and presence. This luscious, full-bodied Latour was surprisingly open-knit on the three occasions I tasted it from bottle. However, do not mistake its aging ability as this 2001, despite its precociousness, will last 20-25 years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025. - Robert M. Parker Jr, The Wine Advocate. - 95 Points
Note - label has minor scuff marks.
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Country - France
Region - Bordeaux
Vintage - 2001
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 13%