Chateau Latour 1er Cru 2005

pikant & würzig
Cabernet Sauvignon 87%, Merlot 12%, Cabernet Franc 0,5%, Petit Verdot 0,5%%
13,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2020–2060
Verpackt in: 1er OHK
Lobenberg: 100/100
Suckling: 100/100
Galloni: 100/100
Wine Spectator: 99/100
Wine Cellar Insider: 99/100
Parker: 98–100/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 98/100
Frankreich, Bordeaux, Pauillac
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Chateau Latour 1er Cru 2005


Lobenberg: Extrem dunkles Rubinrot mit schwarzen Reflexen. Nase druckvoll, aber doch recht verhalten. Auch hier schon sehr viel Harmonie und feine Süße. Im Mund sehr viel Ähnlichkeit mit Les Forts de Chateau Latour, jedoch ungleich viel mehr Druck. Sattes Tannin, aber total geschliffen. Sehr gute Harmonie aussstrahlend. Auch hier wieder etwas kalifornischer Stil. Beeindruckend ist die ungeheure Dichte des Weines bei gleichzeitig großer Feinheit. Der Wein erinnert sehr stark an 1982. Sicherlich ein Topwert des Jahrgangs. Vielleicht nicht ganz so rassig wie Lafite, aber ein riesengroßer Wein. 100/100.


Suckling über: Chateau Latour 1er Cru

-- Suckling: A very complex nose of lavender, currants, spices, and hot stones. Full and dense on the palate, with a very tight structure. The tannins have a perfect polish to their density, and the finish is very intense, with wonderful fruit and truffle character. This turns almost decadent, with tremendous energy and a constantly changing profile. This is a very challenging wine to get to know, please leave this for at least ten years. Pull the cork in 2015.100/100


Galloni über: Chateau Latour 1er Cru

-- Galloni: The 2005 Latour was mind-blowingly profound in two recent tastings for this report. Deep and sensual to the core, the 2005 is utterly captivating. All the elements are so seamlessly put together. Graphite, crème de cassis, licorice, dark spice and lavender infuse the 2005 with so much energy. More than anything else, though, the 2005 is a Latour of texture and resonance. Even after several hours, the 2005 is fresh and full of energy. Wines like this are just life affirming. That's about all I can really say. Tasted two times. 100/100


Wine Spectator über: Chateau Latour 1er Cru

-- Wine Spectator: Dark ruby black in color. Brilliant, intense aromas of mineral, blackberry and currant, with hints of Indian spices and cigar box, lead to a full-bodied palate, with ultrafine tannins and a beautiful balance of blackberry, raspberry and mineral. There's subtlety, yet also great depth. Lasts for minutes on the palate. This is a Latour with fabulous tone and vigor. Best after 2018. 99/100


Wine Cellar Insider über: Chateau Latour 1er Cru

-- Wine Cellar Insider: With a depth of color that still looks young, with coaxing you find, tobacco, cigar box, cedar chest, forest floor, smoke and caramel notes in the nose, but it takes effort to find everything at 10 years of age. The wine is powerful, tannic, full bodied, young and mouth filling. The wine offers concentration, intensity, length and refined textures, but if I gave the impression it’s ready to drink, it’s not. It’s more serious than fun to taste today, so give it time and air. From a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% alcohol and was produced from just 44% of the harvest. 99/100


Parker über: Chateau Latour 1er Cru

-- Parker: The colossal 2005 Latour (44% of the total production) is a wine for the ages. A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot, it possesses the highest alcohol of recent vintages. Different both structurally and texturally from the extraordinary 2003 (which I tend to prefer, although Frederic Engerer clearly disagrees), the black/purple-hued 2005 exhibits high tannin, prodigious concentration, unbelievable purity, amazing freshness and vibrancy, and almost surreal definition and nuances for such a young wine. It is a huge, fresh, backward yet incredibly pure effort that represents a modern day classic, but don’t expect the opulence and exotic sweetness of the 2003. It will close down after bottling, and require at least a decade of cellaring before consuming. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050+. 98-100/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Chateau Latour 1er Cru

-- Jeb Dunnuck: A massive, powerful wine that tastes like the essence of the great estate, the 2005 Château Latour is based on 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Merlot and Petit Verdot brought up in new barrels. It reveals a saturated purple/plum color as well as a gorgeous bouquet of blackcurrants, graphite, gravelly earth, tobacco, lead pencil, and chocolate. Dense, full-bodied, and massively concentrated, it has the more austere, masculine style of the estate front and center, yet has gorgeously sweet tannin, a stacked mid-palate, and a great, great finish. This profound, regal 2005 can be drunk any time over the coming 40-50 years, and I suspect even longer.

Wine Enthusiast über: Chateau Latour 1er Cru

-- Wine Enthusiast: A great wine, the summation of a great vintage in Bordeaux. The core of richness, the dense, bone-dry tannins, the black currants, red berries and black plum skins are the elements, but it's the way they have been integrated that makes this such an impressive wine. There is great elegance as well, a fabulous counterpoint to such power. Cellar for at least 15 years, but this will keep forever 100/100

Mein Winzer


Die Tatsache, dass der Grand Vin von Château Latour zu den kräftigsten, gehaltvollsten, tanninreichsten und konzentriertesten Weinen der Welt zählt, dürfte hinlänglich bekannt sein. Daher hier nur einige Worte zum Zweitwein des Château Latour: der Forts de Latour ist kein klassischer Zweitwein aus...