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Chateau Latour, 1er Grand Cru Classe, 2004

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Cassis, Coffee, Elegant

Bordeaux / Red / Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot / Conventional

Farming

Conventional

Producer

Chateau Pontet Canet

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

Wine Type

Red

Country

France

Region

Pauillac AOC, Bordeaux

Vintage

2004

Alcohol

13%

Size

75cl

 

Exceptionally uneven rainfall throughout the growing cycle. Two main climate groups can be identified for 2004: - The first was characterized by excessive rainfall during October, January, May and August, reaching up to 180% of the average cumulative rainfall. - The second showed significant deficits in December, February-March, June and September, when the total rainfall barely exceeded 30% of the regional average. The first flowers appeared on the Merlot on 25 May and flowering ended in mid-June in perfect conditions. Fine weather returned in September, with maximum temperatures of above 25°C for more than 20 days!

Notes on the producer

Château Latour’s Grand Vin is made exclusively from “vieilles vignes”, an average of 60 years-old, in the Enclos. Gravettes, Sarmentier, Pièce de Château... these are the names of some of the finest plots that express the character of the terroir and forge the wine’s identity every year.

The heart of the Enclos is the only terroir that, every year, can produce the depth, elegance and concentration that we expect of the Grand Vin. It is here that the Cabernet Sauvignon (accounting for more than 90% of the blend) can achieve optimal expression in terms of colour, richness and freshness. These wines need time - often a decade- before they begin to be ready for drinking.

In great vintages, the power and energy of Château Latour's wines enables them to continue to develop for several decades with ease. The bouquet and impressions on tasting gradually evolve, becoming increasingly complex, ultimately reaching a peak, after which the tannins soften and then the wine slowly declines. Beyond the pleasure of drinking them, these wines can produce powerful feelings and unforgettable moments.

Château Latour is also known for having the ability to produce fine wines even in difficult years.

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