Wine Chateau Latour Pauillac AOC 1-er Grand Cru Classe 1999
Dense ruby crimson color.
Complex and well-balanced Château Latour 1999 has good concentration and amazing length. Full-bodied, harmonious taste tempting juicy tones of ripe cherries and black currants, interwoven with hints of tobacco, vanilla, leather and graphite. A few hours later manifested tone cherry, strawberry, espresso, dark chocolate and earth.
Classic bouquet opens with fresh notes of graphite, earth, black currant, strawberry, dark cherries, plums, and warm shades of spices, leather and vanilla.
Château Latour perfectly complements the exquisite dishes of red meat and poultry, such as fricassee of veal schnitzel of turkey with apples, foie gras, truffles, carpaccio with figs, duck Peking stuffed partridge. As appetizers ideal Parma ham and blue cheese.
Wine Château Latour 1999 can be drunk now, the maximum potential exposure - until 2017. Before serving, wine should hold open about 2 hours to make it "breathe."
Château Latour is located on the border of the two communes - Saint-Julien and Pauillac, to the north of the vineyard Léoville Las Kaz. It can be seen from afar thanks to the tower of St. Lambertini (Saint-Lambertin), left over from the XIV century, when during the Hundred Years War, it served as a reliable protection against the British. First tower Saint-Lambertin appeared on the label placed at the end of the XVIII century and continues to adorn the magnificent Château Latour wine today, and one of the signs by which to determine the authenticity of the wine is a picture of a small lion guarding the tower.
According to the official classification of Bordeaux 1855 Château Latour belongs to the highest category of Premier Grand Cru Classe, and the estate itself is part of today's top five producers of Bordeaux along with Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Margaux and Château Haut-Brion.
History of Château Latour as a serious winery begins in 1670, when it becomes the personal secretary of Louis XIV - Monsignor de Chavannes. It was during his 1680 here have planted vineyards, and already in 1707 Latour wine offered tempted society of gentlemen in «London Gazette», and its price was equal to the price of a first-class wines such as Château Lafite and Château Pontak (O-Brion) .
One of the main factors of fine quality wines Château Latour is a unique terroir. Extensive water masses on both sides of Pauillac - Atlantic Ocean and the river Gironde - are regulators of heat and provide mild microclimate, so necessary for optimal ripening of grapes, and clay soils, rich in iron, provide good body wine, complex bouquet and excellent tannic basis. The famous central part of the vineyard, called "l'Enclos" (Uncle), planted with old vines, from which the crop and produced the first wine farm Grand Vin de Chateau Latour.
Like all the "great wines" Bordeaux, Chateau Latour distinguishes rich bouquet, truly deep, multi-taste, drop-down set of tones and semitones, and amazing ability to "keep time". It can rightly be regarded as long-lived, because the potential for the development of this superb wine is from 30 to 60 years!
Magnificent Château Latour 1999 seduces a classic bouquet of minerals, cassis, leather and vanilla, and is a modern version of the amazing vintages 1971 and 1962. Unusually high levels of sweet tannin gives millezim 1999 a powerful, full-bodied taste, and excellent potential storage. Château Latour 1999 will come into maturity in 2009-2010, but will continue to grow until 2030, each year showing the increasing complexity and purity of delicious shades.