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Chateau Latour 2012

Chateau Latour 2012

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The 2012 Chateau Latour is a blend of 90.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.6% Merlot and 0.2% Petit Verdot. Medium to deep garnet colored, the nose slowly, measuredly emerges with notions of preserved Morello cherries, baked blackcurrants and blackberry compote, giving way to nuances of pencil shavings, unsmoked cigars, Chinese five spice and sandalwood plus ever so subtle hints of cardamom and eucalyptus. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-coating black and red fruit preserves with a firm, grainy-textured frame and fantastic freshness, finishing with a veritable firework display of lingering spices and minerals. This is a more restrained, relatively elegant vintage of Latour that may not have that “iron fist in a velvet glove” power of the greatest vintages but nonetheless struts its superior terroir and behind-the-scenes savoir faire with impressive panache. It is drinking nicely now with suitably rounded-off, approachable tannins, and the tertiary characters are just beginning to bring some more cerebral elements into the compote of temptingly primary black fruits. But, if you’re looking to drink it in full, flamboyant swing, give it another 5-10 years in bottle and drink it over the next 20-25 years+. Drink 2020 – 2050

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The 2012 Chateau Latour is a blend of 90.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.6% Merlot and 0.2% Petit Verdot. Medium to deep garnet colored, the nose slowly, measuredly emerges with notions of preserved Morello cherries, baked blackcurrants and blackberry compote, giving way to nuances of pencil shavings, unsmoked cigars, Chinese five spice and sandalwood plus ever so subtle hints of cardamom and eucalyptus. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-coating black and red fruit preserves with a firm, grainy-textured frame and fantastic freshness, finishing with a veritable firework display of lingering spices and minerals. This is a more restrained, relatively elegant vintage of Latour that may not have that “iron fist in a velvet glove” power of the greatest vintages but nonetheless struts its superior terroir and behind-the-scenes savoir faire with impressive panache. It is drinking nicely now with suitably rounded-off, approachable tannins, and the tertiary characters are just beginning to bring some more cerebral elements into the compote of temptingly primary black fruits. But, if you’re looking to drink it in full, flamboyant swing, give it another 5-10 years in bottle and drink it over the next 20-25 years+. Drink 2020 – 2050

Additional information

country

France

region

Bordeaux

varietal

na

vintage

2012

quantity

75cl

packing

75cl x 12

product-category

Red Wine

appelation

Pauillac

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Serving Temperatures

Full-bodied reds (Bordeaux, Napa Cabs, Shiraz, Zinfandel)

17-19°C

Lighter-bodied reds (Burgundies, Pinot Noir, Chianti)

14-16°C

Light, young and fruity reds (Beaujolais, Merlot)

12-14°C

Full-bodied whites (Grand Cru Burgundies, Chardonnays)

12-13°C

Roses, Semillon, Viognier, Sauternes

10-12°C

Riesling, Verdelho, Vintage Champagnes

8-10°C

Dessert & fortified wines

7-8°C

Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Non Vintage Champagnes, Ice Wines

6-8°C

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