Château Latour, 2018

At 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, the venerable first growth clocks in at 14.3% alcohol with high tannins. Indeed, the impression of tannic power is more pronounced here then almost anywhere else, so that one senses a “true Pauillac”. The graphite and the cassis are pure and there is such impressive length, but at this pre-bottled stage, the power and tannic edge is the highlight. A great wine in the making.

Score: 96-99

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Alcohol

14.3%

Bottle size

75cl

Origin

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub-region

Médoc & Haut Médoc

Area

Pauillac AOP

Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

Bordeaux En Primeur 2018

Type of Tasting

Tasting report

Blind

No

Tasted by

Panos Kakaviatos

UK Stockist

En Primeur: not yet released

Global Stockist

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