2010 Pauillac de Latour, Pauillac

SKU #1252938 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The best Pauillac I ever tasted (and this wine has been a revelation ever since they first introduced it), the 2010 from Latour represents 24% of their production. It is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44.5% Merlot and .5% Cabernet Franc. An amazingly opulent, round, delicious wine, and a great buy when they finally release it – assuming it comes in under a three-digit price – it possesses wonderfully silky tannins, classic black currant, cedar wood and forest floor notes, and rich, full-bodied opulence as well as a terrific purity and palate presence. It should drink well for 10-15+ years. (RP)  (2/2013)

92 points James Suckling

 A wine with berry, chocolate and spice character. Full body, with velvety tannins and a savory finish. It shows currant and berry. I love the texture to this. Third wine of first growth Latour. Drink or hold.  (2/2013)

92 points Vinous

 Latour's 2010 Pauillac de Château Latour is a huge overachiever and shows just how compelling this vintage is. The aromatics alone are beguiling, but it is the wine's impeccable balance and class that are most impressive today. Hints of leather, earthiness, tobacco, licorice and dark cherry are nicely layered into the silky finish. The 2010 is an absolutely delicious wine to drink now and over the next decade or so. (AG)  (7/2016)

Jancis Robinson

 Pretty gorgeous and glorious. Richness and some real density. Very serious wine!  (4/2016)

K&L Notes

This is the best Pauillac de Latour we have tasted—even better than the 2009. It should sell out quickly.

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By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/12/2016 | Send Email
I know that like me, many of you also have plenty wine, and I really do not need to add any wine to my collection, but sometimes I cannot help myself when a truly great wine for the money crosses my palate. When I tasted this wine I was blown away and said to myself, I must own this wine! 2010 Pauillac de Ch. Latour is the 3rd wine of Ch. Latour and I tasted it at the estate on April 2nd of this year. My exact note is this…Deep layers of strong warm fruit, just hint of development. Really impressive, superlative value. Buy this!
Drink from 2020 to 2035

By: Philip Bohorfoush | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/11/2016 | Send Email
Tasted at the Chateau in April, 2016. Classic Pauillac nose with dark fruits of cassis and black currant layered with scorched earth, lead pencil, and cedar. Shows the power, richness, and depth of the 2010 vintage with excellent texture and mouthfeel. There is weight and intensity here yet in perfect balance. A stellar buy to enjoy now or will cellar gracefully. Don’t miss.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/1/2016 | Send Email
Very limited production here, and this wine knocked us out at the Château Latour tasting last April. For under $100, this is as good as they get in Cabernet.

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
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Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Pauillac

- Pauillac is probably the most famous village in Bordeaux. Located between St. Julien and St. Estephe, it has more of the top ranked chateau than the other four appellations of the Haut Medoc. This area has three of the five premier cru classe wineries: Lafite Rothschild, Latour, and Mouton Rothschild. There are two of the top second-growths (Pichon Lalande and Pichon Baron) as well as several outstanding fourth and fifth-growth chateaux including Lynch Bages. Because of the gravely soils and great drainage, Pauillac has the ideal conditions to grow great Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines from this village are some of the longest-lived in Bordeaux.