Powerful, superb offering from iconic Bordeaux estate
Fruity, fleshy, powerful and intense and that’s just the aromatics. Flavours of ripe cassis with wild blackberry and strawberry, redcurrant and cherry. The signature cigar box and smoke is here alongside graphite and camphor notes. Full-bodied with tannins that are supple to the point of melting.
- 16.5pts Jancis Robinson (Tasted Apr 18)
- 91pts Robert Parker (Tasted Mar 22)
- Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot
Cellaring: Now to 2037
Food Pairing: The classic pairing for Pauillac reds is slow-cooked rack of lamb. Also try Côte du Boeuf with panfried ceps. For dessert, a dark chocolate truffle torte.
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
The noted Bordeaux wine critic William Kelley described this 2017 as “Indecently good” and we are inclined to agree. One of the world’s truly iconic producers, an estate whose quality is so consistent that references to vintages are practically irrelevant. This Pauillac de Latour is the estates 3rd wine. Made from younger vines, it is approachable in its youth while still retaining great potential in the cellar. If this is the quality of their 3rd wine, one can only ponder in awe at how good their Grand Vin must be. Read More.