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Grand Vin de Château Latour 2002 | 750 ml.

Item #: 34297

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SP96 RP96
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Wine Grapes

Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

DESIGNATIONS

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

2005 Wine Spectator Top 100 Selection | #20

Wine Spectator Top 100 selection - 2005 | #20

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Critical Acclaim

RP96 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 28th Apr 2005

"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. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2045." (96 pts.)

SP96 Wine Spectator Mar 31, 2005

"Loads of ripe currants, licorice and toasted oak on the nose. Subtle yet impressive. Full-bodied, with a solid core of ripe fruit and chewy tannins. Big and juicy. Deep midpalate for a 2002. This is the wine of the vintage. A solid, classic Latour that needs bottle age. Best after 2012." (96 pts.)

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is known the world over for its exceptional wines, particularly red blends made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, among others. These Cabernets aren't typically the full-bodied Cabs you get from California, but rather medium-bodied wines that emanate elegance and sophistication.

You'll also find some refreshing Bordeaux whites and, of course, Bordeaux's famous dessert wine, Sauternes.

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France

The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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More Information
SKU34297
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameGrand Vin de Château Latour
CountryFrance
RegionBordeaux
DistrictMedoc
Product Location - Location-AppellationPauillac
Package Size750 ml.
BrandChâteau Latour
Bottles per Case12
Spirit/Port Stylenone
Vintage2002
Bin Location8
Premier PickNo
Awards and AccoladesWine Spectator Top 100
Awards Description20
Wine Spectator Top 100 Ranking20
Wine Spectator Top 100 Year2005
Spec. Designationnone
Organic Descriptionnone
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Wine - Primary GrapeCabernet Sauvignon
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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