2003 Chateau Latour - Bordeaux 1er Grand Cru Classé - 2 Bottle (0.75L)

2003 Chateau Latour - Bordeaux 1er Grand Cru Classé - 2 Bottle (0.75L)
Red wine - France - 100/100 points, Robert Parker

Administrator Frederic Engerer says the 2003 is ""the sexiest Latour ever made."" He also described it as ""the 1990 without any brettanomyces."" I loved this wine from the barrel and was fortunate enough to be able to purchase a small quantity, enjoying every bottle I have had. A profound example of Chateau Latour, the full-bodied, opulent 2003 is already performing well at age eleven, which is somewhat atypical. The pH is a relatively high 3.8, which also indicates low acidity. The wine is very ripe, but not over-ripe, offers great freshness, and lots of creme de cassis and camphor as well as hints of blackberries and chocolate. Dense, thick and unctuously textured, this staggering Latour is undeniably the most sumptuous, opulent wine made here since the 1982 or 1961. Drink it over the next two decades. Drink: 2014 - 2034
Score: 100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (214), August 2014

My taste suggested that this is one of the all-time great Latours from a ripe vintage, but a style that is lavish while not over-the-top. The 2003 will need to be watched with care, as it seems to be on a relatively fast evolutionary track. Nevertheless, it is a spectacular wine and one of the great Bordeaux of this vintage along with Montrose and Lafite Rothschild. These three wines achieve perfection.
Score: 100 Robert Parker, Hedonists Gazette, February 2016

Score: 100 Robert Parker, Hedonists Gazette, May 2007

Lot details
Mixed lot
Red wine
Producer, Name of wine
Chateau Latour
1er Grand Cru Classé
Number of bottles
Bottle size
Bottle (0.75L)
Fill Level
Bordeaux bottle type, base neck fill level
Critic Score
100/100 points, Robert Parker
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