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Chateau Latour Camblanes Premières Côtes de Bordeaux 2000

Winemaker's Notes:

The second wine of legendary Chateau Latour. About 70 % Cabernet, 30 % Merlot-- though the exact proportion of grape varieties will vary slightly from year to year. Aged 18 months in half new and half one-vintage barrels.

Château Latour:
  Château Latour is a First Growth wine estate in Pauillac in the Bordeaux region of France. The castle was built in the early 14th century as a home shared by various feudal lords. It played a role in the Hundred Years War, serving as a garrison for the Anglo-Gascon army. But it wasn’t till the 16th century that wine production began there in earnest. In the late 17th and ... Read more
  Château Latour is a First Growth wine estate in Pauillac in the Bordeaux region of France. The castle was built in the early 14th century as a home shared by various feudal lords. It played a role in the Hundred Years War, serving as a garrison for the Anglo-Gascon army. But it wasn’t till the 16th century that wine production began there in earnest. In the late 17th and early 18th century, Latour was owned by Alexandre de Ségur, whom Louis XV referred to as “Prince of the Vines.” Before his death in 1716, de Ségur purchased Lafite, and his son Nicolas-Alexandre, then President of Bordeaux, acquired Mouton and Calon in 1718. By the 18th century, peace between England and France meant increased trade with Bordeaux. This elevated the status of the finest French estates, which increased in value significantly as they saw more attention from the nobility. Though Bordeaux saw a lot of damage to estates in the French Revolution and breakups of their ownerships, Latour remained unharmed and remained in the Ségur family. It was officially named a First Growth, the highest possible honor for a French wine, in 1855.    By the mid 20th century, various inheritances meant many shares in Latour, which for 30 years became owned almost entirely by the British financial group Pearson and Harveys of Bristol. But in 1993, the majority of the estate was sold to François Pinault in Artemis, once again in French hands.    The prestigious wines are produced with respect to tradition with modern techniques assuring the highest possible quality. Latour is best known for its Grand Vin, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, with an average annual production of 18,000 cases. They have a second wine, Les Forts de Latour and also a “third wine,” simply called Latour Pauillac. Bottles of Latour Grand Vin, particularly older vintages, have been known to sell for astronomical prices at auctions. Read less

Member Reviews for Chateau Latour Camblanes Premières Côtes de Bordeaux

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Snooth User: Shin Yagisawa
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4.00 5
10/31/2012

Good balance and a reasonable amount of alcohol, wish more aroma.


Snooth User: dflish
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5.00 5
10/12/2011

Mmm


External Reviews for Chateau Latour Camblanes Premières Côtes de Bordeaux

External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
02/06/2011

The 2000 Les Forts de Latour is a seriously endowed wine with notes of black walnuts, black currants, crushed rock, tobacco and spice box. Full-bodied, luscious but still in need of another 2-3 years to hit full maturity, it certainly can evolve for another 15 or more years, and looks to be slightly richer and longer-lived than I originally predicted.


External Review
05/19/2011

Medium ruby. Aromas of crystallized cassis, licorice, graphite and mint. Dense but backward, and thus not showing its flesh today. But offers lovely sweetness, and subtle floral and licorice nuances. Slow-building, long finish features ripe, even tan... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Forts de Latour, Les 750ml


External Review
10/26/2011

($65-$95) Very good red-ruby. Exotic aromas of roasted red berries and spices. Sweet, lush, broad and impressively ripe. Flavors of black cherry, licorice and shoe polish are at once classic Pauillac and compellingly exuberant. Complicated by a lovel... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Forts de Latour, Les 750ml


External Review
11/14/2013

( 65- 95) Very good red-ruby. Exotic aromas of roasted red berries and spices. Sweet lush broad and impressively ripe. Flavors of black cherry licorice and shoe polish are at once classic Pauillac and compellingly exuberant. Complicated by a lovely floral element. Finishes very long bright and sweet. A superb vintage for this wine. 91 points Stephen Tanzers IWC.



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The second wine of legendary Chateau Latour. About 70 % Cabernet, 30 % Merlot-- though the exact proportion of grape varieties will vary slightly from year to year. Aged 18 months in half new and half one-vintage barrels.

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 750 ml grams per liter

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