2012 Chateau Latour Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 1x6L

JR17.5++RP96VM97

HK$46,317 / Bottle

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UK Stock: ETA to HK address 10-16 weeks (air)
SKU: LXSIB101231620120106000 Categories: , , ,
Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Vinous – 97

The 2012 Latour…wine of the vintage? It has to be a serious contender. In this blind taste-off between the five First Growths, its quality shines through. With exceptional delineation on the nose, it just oozes class with precise black fruit, crushed stone, mint and light sous-bois. The palate is perfectly balanced with a fine line of acidity, as precise as a Swiss watch, gently building to a finish that delivers the structure one expects from a Latour. Sheer class. Tasted blind in Bordeaux. [Neal Martin, 26/01/2023]

Anticipated maturity: 2024-2051

JancisRobinson.com – 17.5++

The first vintage of Latour to be released many years after the en primeur campaign. Quite reticent on the nose. A bit pinched and tough still. Minerally and stony. Go for Les Forts for current drinking. [03/03/2022]

Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045

Robert Parker – 96

The 2012 Latour is a blend of 90.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.6% Merlot and 0.2% Petit Verdot. Medium to deep garnet colored, the nose slowly, measuredly emerges with notions of preserved Morello cherries, baked blackcurrants and blackberry compote, giving way to nuances of pencil shavings, unsmoked cigars, Chinese five spice and sandalwood plus ever so subtle hints of cardamom and eucalyptus. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-coating black and red fruit preserves with a firm, grainy-textured frame and fantastic freshness, finishing with a veritable firework display of lingering spices and minerals. This is a more restrained, relatively elegant vintage of Latour that may not have that “iron fist in a velvet glove” power of the greatest vintages but nonetheless struts its superior terroir and behind-the-scenes savoir faire with impressive panache. It is drinking nicely now with suitably rounded-off, approachable tannins, and the tertiary characters are just beginning to bring some more cerebral elements into the compote of temptingly primary black fruits. But, if you’re looking to drink it in full, flamboyant swing, give it another 5-10 years in bottle and drink it over the next 20-25 years+. [Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 21/02/2020]

Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050

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