Wine Chateau Latour Pauillac AOC 1-er Grand Cru Classe 1982
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Garnet color with an amber hue on the edge of the glass.
Elegant Château Latour 1982 has a smooth texture, strong tannin base and elegant taste. Multi-layered bouquet gradually reveals tones of raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and cherries. Long aftertaste finish reveals hints of minerals and fresh cedar.
Sophisticated fragrance opens with juicy flavors of black currant, plum and cherry trees, interwoven with hints of smoke, cedar, tobacco, mocha, truffles and oak.
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.
Château Latour 1982 is one of the best vintages of the estate during the last century. It has an extraordinary concentration and dense, oily texture than vaguely reminiscent of an excellent 1961 vintage. Even at a young age the wine has a deep, complex flavor, showing ripe black currant, cedar, walnut and minerals. Today, the wine has entered a phase of maturity and has a powerful, tannic but structurally unstable foundation, excellent balance and charms juicy fruit shades. According to experts, on top form wine will be between 2009-2040 years.
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!