Chateau Latour, Premier Grand Cru Classe Pauillac 1999



Country: Pauillac, France.
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 25%, Cabernet Franc 4%, Petit Verdot 1%
ABV: 13%
Size: 750ml
Colour: Red
Style: Full-bodied

Availability: 1 in stock

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Château Latour is one of Bordeaux’s – and the world’s – most famous wine producers. It is situated in the southeast corner of the Pauillac commune on the border of Saint-Julien, in the Médoc region. Rated as a First Growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, it has become one of the most sought-after and expensive wine producers on the planet, and produces powerfully structured Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant wines capable of lasting many decades.

The weather conditions October 1998, particularly mild and humid, contributes to the incubation of phytopatogenic fungus : which could mean difficult times ahead if the weather is not on our side. Winter is dryer than normal and remains relatively mild.

The first budding takes place on March 20 for the Merlot and on April 5 for the Cabernet Sauvignon. The hot and dry weather speeds up the budburst and the first inflorescences appear. The April moon (New moon from April 5 to 15) inflicts temperatures as cold as winter on the vineyard. Rain, cold and wind delay the vine growth. This sudden change of the climate increases the gap between the vegetative cycle of the Merlots and the one of the Cabernets. Moreover, it encourages poor fruit set and millerandage. Fortunately, the weather improves in May. High temperatures and humidity are favorable to the vine growth as well as to the vine’s natural “predators”.

Taste: Tight, earthy, spicy nose with nice savoury black fruits. Brooding and intense. The palate is firm and tannic with some evolution, but real future potential. Serious stuff with some elegance.

Weight 750.0000 kg


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