2000 Château Latour
Château Latour (Pauillac)
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Technical sheet · Château Latour
|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1953, 1952, 1950, 1949, 1948, 1947, 1946, 1945, 1944, 1941, 1938, 1937, 1935, 1934, 1931, 1929, 1928, 1925, 1922, 1918, 1917, 1916, 1907, 1901 and N/A
|Volume:||75cl Other volumes|
|Grapes:||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot|
Description · Château Latour
2000 Château Latour (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot)
The weather conditions
The mildew did not spare most of the regions'wine growing, including the Medoc and Château Latour.
The precocity of the terroir, due to its privileged microclimate, induced the appearance of the disease's first symptoms in the beginning of May, which did not have any bad effects on the rest of the vegetative cycle.
That precocity was the result of a scorching and wet weather.
In June, the weather improved and the rainfall showed below seasonal average. In August, the rainfall was half the average.
Therefore, the second half of the vegetative cycle took place under a very dry climate, slowing down the vegetation and thwarting the development of the mildew in the spring.
Flowering took place under a mild and wet weather. Along with damages caused by the mildew, the oldest plots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot suffered from flower abortion and "millerandage".
The weather in July and August was extremely favorable to achieving a rarely complex grape constitution and the top temperatures were beneficial to a progressive maturity : the maximum temperature was 35°C.
September was similar to August. A dry weather, until the day before grape harvest, contributed to improve the maturity of the grapes. On the 19th of September, right before harvest, 35mm of rainfall were beneficial to the grapes by removing impurities. At the end of the month, we recorded occasional rain showers and storms but the end of harvesting took place under a favorable weather.
The harvest :
We began the harvest with the Merlot of the "Enclos" on September 22 and for the first time with vine plants of mixed varieties on the Cabernet Sauvignon plots.
The harvesting team started picking the Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon of the "Enclos" on September 28, but due to the uneven maturity on the vineyards of Forts de Latour and of Pauillac we decided to take a 4 day break.
The harvests ended on October 11.
Vintage quality and tasting comments
Once the first vinifications were completed, we could confirm the extraordinary concentration of the berries that was first noticed during the maturity controls.
The color is dark and deep and the wines have a powerful and harmonious structure.
Right before harvesting, it seemed that the Cabernets' skins were firm and slightly crushing, containing a sweet juice and a fine acidity. The first tasting revealed dense structures and the tannins' quality seemed to be better than that of the 1996 or 1990 vintages.
The Grand Vin is harmonious and combines race, rigor, complexity and a wonderful finesse of the fruit.
At this stage, the aromas reveal notes of prunes, dried fruits, tobacco, dark chocolate, and spices.
The acidity levels (between 3,7 and 4,2 g/l d' H2SO4) are higher than those of the latest vintages.
Quality : Truly exceptional year
The moment for optimal drinking :
Les Forts de Latour : drink from 2009
Château Latour : drink from 2015
Chateau Latour wrote history, The building states its first mentioning in a document dating back to 1331, in which the lord, Gaucelme de Castillon, gives permission to build a fortress tower to defend the region during the Hundred Years War. Three hundred years later, the estate fell into the...
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Posted on 16/10/16 at 04.44
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Subtle smoke, loads of minerals, a hint of vanilla, and plenty of creme de cassis as well as roasted meat and a slight scorched earth character; full bodied, broad, savory, and rich
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Reviews about Château Latour 2015
I especially liked the colour. Fantastic berry aromas. Blueberry flavour.
Reviews about Château Latour 2014
Château Latour 2014
The colour was between red and brown. Very good aromas of vanilla. A nice woody flavour.
Better with vegetables.
Reviews about Château Latour 2013
Very dark Bordeaux colour. You can appreciate the tobacco smell. Guilty of too much acidity.
Perfect for starters and appetizers.