Château Latour Grand Vin de Château Latour Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2002

$465

The wine of the vintage? There are only 10,000 cases of this extraordinarily rich, dense 2002 that is as powerful as the 2003 (even the alcohol levels are nearly the same, 12.85%) . It is dark ruby/purple to the rim, with notes of English walnuts, crushed rocks, black currants, and forest floor, dense, full-bodied, and opulent, yet classic with spectacular aromatics, marvelous purity, and a full-bodied finish that lasts just over 50+ seconds. Huge richness and the sweetness of the tannin are somewhat deceptive as this wine seems set for a long life. Administrator Frederic Engerer seems to be more pleased with what Latour achieved in 2002 than in any other recent vintage. Hats off to him for an extraordinary accomplishment in a vintage that wouldn't have been expected to produce the raw materials to achieve something at this level of quality. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Harumph Wines Delectable Pro

Owner Harumph Wines

Drinking so pretty right now. Dusty strawberry, light leather bound books, a great night with fam. @chefcaseyt

Drinking so pretty right now. Dusty strawberry, light leather bound books, a great night with fam. @chefcaseyt

9.7

Janine Carter Delectable Pro

Cellar Door Manager, Voyager Estate

Maybe I didn't get the best bottle. A bit bret dominant and short on the finish.

Maybe I didn't get the best bottle. A bit bret dominant and short on the finish.

7.4

Ron Siegel

Nice current drinking vintage for Latour that is rich & round showing black fruits, graphite, cedar, leather, chocolate, forest floor & sweet spices

Nice current drinking vintage for Latour that is rich & round showing black fruits, graphite, cedar, leather, chocolate, forest floor & sweet spices

9.4

Chad Brewer

Very good bottle, bright fruit still, after 20 minutes of decanting the fruit gave way to Cabernet dominant aromas. Smoked dried green herbs, eucalyptus, fresh figs. The tannins were well rounded yet firm and the acidity was present yet not overly intense. This was a great example of a great producer making an excellent bottle of wine in a tougher vintage.

Very good bottle, bright fruit still, after 20 minutes of decanting the fruit gave way to Cabernet dominant aromas. Smoked dried green herbs, eucalyptus, fresh figs. The tannins were well rounded yet firm and the acidity was present yet not overly intense. This was a great example of a great producer making an excellent bottle of wine in a tougher vintage.

9.6

Arden Barnett

My all time favorite first growth and one of my all time favorite producers. Black currants, not overly sweet black cherries, baking spices and the earthiness I yearn for in a Bordeaux. Special special wine...

My all time favorite first growth and one of my all time favorite producers. Black currants, not overly sweet black cherries, baking spices and the earthiness I yearn for in a Bordeaux. Special special wine...

9.9

Vicente Piedrahita

Spectacular nose out of the gates. After around two hours it was glorious

Spectacular nose out of the gates. After around two hours it was glorious

9.6

Ron Siegel

This btl needs more time as it was pretty tight showing black fruits, graphite & tobacco.

This btl needs more time as it was pretty tight showing black fruits, graphite & tobacco.

9.3

Ron Siegel

Black fruits, graphite, shoe polish, cedar, leather, mocha, tobacco with nice weight & finish.

Black fruits, graphite, shoe polish, cedar, leather, mocha, tobacco with nice weight & finish.

9.4

Ron Siegel

Black fruits, cedar, earth, tar, mineral & graphite that is rich, dense & very polished. Still on the youthful side that will reward a few more years in the cellar.

Black fruits, cedar, earth, tar, mineral & graphite that is rich, dense & very polished. Still on the youthful side that will reward a few more years in the cellar.

9.4

Josh Watts

So many levels. The true barnyard on the nose as it opens up to its true identity. Will slowly evaporate your pallet, causing you to focus on the aged cassis with a good dose of tobacco with subtle chocolate. We gave it about an hour and a half to open up and we enjoyed every last drop. YUM!!

So many levels. The true barnyard on the nose as it opens up to its true identity. Will slowly evaporate your pallet, causing you to focus on the aged cassis with a good dose of tobacco with subtle chocolate. We gave it about an hour and a half to open up and we enjoyed every last drop. YUM!!

9.7

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