Château Latour Grand Vin de Château Latour Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2001 (1500ml)

$1495

A 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 Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Jon Anderson Delectable Pro

2001

2001

9.5

Daron Watson Delectable Pro

sweet fruit but drying (ashen?) pencils shavings

sweet fruit but drying (ashen?) pencils shavings

9.6

Gregory Fulchiero Delectable Pro

Subtle cedar, and worn leather, with some pitted dark fruit - won't hold up in 10 years as well as the 1990 has done

Subtle cedar, and worn leather, with some pitted dark fruit - won't hold up in 10 years as well as the 1990 has done

9.2

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Brighter dark fruit, juicy, round, wet black earth, coffee grounds, saddlewood, black licorice, dusty oak on the finish.

Brighter dark fruit, juicy, round, wet black earth, coffee grounds, saddlewood, black licorice, dusty oak on the finish.

9.3

James Parker Huston, CWE Delectable Pro

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

Young and fun!

Young and fun!

9.8

Mark Freund Delectable Pro

Classy and drinking terrific now.

Classy and drinking terrific now.

9.4

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Lovely balance and elegance

Lovely balance and elegance

8.8

Remi Cohen Delectable Pro

Director of Winemaking & Viticulture Cliff Lede Wines

Maggie for the Lede Family Wine retreat in LA. Thanks Cliff!

Maggie for the Lede Family Wine retreat in LA. Thanks Cliff!

9.8

Alan Murray Delectable Pro

Fredric says this is the style he wants to make. Interesting.

Fredric says this is the style he wants to make. Interesting.

8.7

LeMel Humes

This 2001 Chateau Latour drank magnificent it was smooth fruity and bold all in one.

This 2001 Chateau Latour drank magnificent it was smooth fruity and bold all in one.

9.3

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.