Château Latour 1973

Tasting notes

"(...) the 1973 Latour still offers light, charming, somewhat complex drinking as it has held together much better than I would have suspected. Soft, ripe, moderately intense flavors seem dominated by Merlot and exhibit no tannin. (...)"

Source: Robert Parker




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The vineyard of Château Latour, created about 1680, is one of the oldest in Médoc.

The heart of the vienyard, called the "enclos", is composed of 47 hectares of old vines produces the "grand vin". The 18 hectares outside the enclos, yourg vines less than 10 years old are produced for the estate's second label, "les forts de Latour.

Production : 175'000 bottles;

Surface : 65 ha ;

Wine variety : 75% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot, 4% cabernet franc, 1% petit verdot;

Plantation density: 10'000 vines/ha

Age of the vines: 40 years

Second wineLes forts de Latour (140'000 bottles)

Best vintages : 2010, 2009, 2005, 2003, 2000, 1996, 1982, 1966, 1961, 1959, 1949, 1899.

Data sheet

  • Color red
  • Country Bordeaux
  • Appellation Pauillac
  • Classement First Growth in 1855 (Bordeaux)
  • Vintage 1973
  • Level HE
  • Peak: At maturity (should be drunk within a few years)
  • Size Bottle (0.75 l)

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