The third stop was at Chateau Latour. They took a different approach to the tasting again. here I tasted the three wines from different vintages. The third wine is the 2011 Pauillac. Unusual for the left bank, it consists of 63% Merlot and 37% Cabernet Sauvignon. The fresh blueberry flavours give in quickly to the acidity. This is a pleasant wine, not big and the finish fades relatively quickly (90 points). The 2008 Les Forts de Latour consists of 66.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31.5% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. This is a darker wine, with blackberry tastes. It is quite tannic with a very dry, mouth-puckering finish (90 points). The 2004 Grand Vin de Chateau Latour has even more Cabernet dominance, with 90%, and 10% Merlot. There is quite dense blackcurrant flavour on the palate. This is a big bodied wine, with some complexity, such as mocca and licorice flavours. The wine is very tannic and dry. The flavours are interesting, but I don't find the wine totally balanced (94 points).
Tasting at Latour