2006 Latour, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)
96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Latour has always had the reputation of producing great wines in the less great vintages. The 2006 is a case in point. It brings structure and ripeness into a form that is almost ethereal. That elegance dosn't take away from the powerfull fruit. The fruit in fact melds into the structure with ease. And, as a reminder this is a 206, the density gives way to freshness on the finish." (03/09) 95 points Wine Spectator: "Offers a pure nose of currant and blackberry, with crushed fruit. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and very polished, refined tannins. Long and classy. Best after 2016." (03/09) 95 points Robert Parker: "This is a beautifully rich Chateau Latour boasting a dense ruby/purple color, a sweet, smoky, charcoal, cassis, graphite, and forest floor-scented nose, full body, an attractive freshness, and sweet, noble tannins. This layered Latour is one of the vintage-s top dozen or so wines. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2030." (02/09) K&L's notes - 86% Cab, 13% Merlot, 1% Cab Franc. Great red fruit aromas with exotic Asian spices. Delicious palate entry that is quite sweet. Fresh with mineral and red berry flavors. Superb wine and quite focused. Not as opulent as 2005 but more classic style. Please note - 2006 Bordeaux futures are not in stock, but will arrive between Jan 2009 and Dec 2009. We will contact you for shipping instructions.