What do you get when you mix a monumental vintage with a monumental producer?
You get the 2005 Château Latour. A 100-point wine – Three times over.
We have no doubt that our customers are well versed in the wines of Château Latour. You’ve probably sampled more than your fair share of these wines (what is fair anyway?), and likely have at minimum a bottle or two in your wine cellar (anything less is a sin).
That is why we are equally sure you will want to jump at the chance to purchase one of these solid cases in original wood that we have available for you today!
The wines of Latour are timeless in any vintage, but in a great vintage like 2005, with proper storage, these wines can live 100 years or more. In our estimation, Latour has not made a bad wine in the last five decades. Rather, it is more a question of good versus great. There is no doubt that the 2005 falls firmly in the latter camp.
“Mind-blowingly profound. Wines like this are just life affirming” – Vinous
“The most provocative and most brilliant Latour tasted on release” – Wine & Spirits
“A great wine, the summation of a great vintage in Bordeaux” – Wine Enthusiasts
"How rare to confront a wine of this inner strength and perfect form. Grown at a 116-acre vineyard at the southern border of Pauillac, some of the vines now reaching 100 years of age on a gravel bar overlooking the Gironde, Latour harvests Cabernet Sauvignon with natural power. I could describe it as colors, from glistening ruby to purple-black then back to scarlet tannins that vibrate in red. Or just the pure, unadulterated flavor of black currant, unformed as a child is unformed, beautiful as a child is beautiful. However I might describe it, the wine is stronger than I am and will outlast me by decades. This is the most provocative and most brilliant Latour I have tasted on release”
100, Wine & Spirits
The 2005 Latour was mind-blowingly profound in two recent tastings for this report. Deep and sensual to the core, the 2005 is utterly captivating. All the elements are so seamlessly put together. Graphite, crème de cassis, licorice, dark spice and lavender infuse the 2005 with so much energy. More than anything else, though, the 2005 is a Latour of texture and resonance. Even after several hours, the 2005 is fresh and full of energy. Wines like this are just life affirming. That's about all I can really say.
100, Antonio Galloni
““A great wine, the summation of a great vintage in Bordeaux. The core of richness, the dense, bone-dry tannins, the black currants, red berries and black plum skins are the elements, but it’s the way they have been integrated that makes this such an impressive wine. There is great elegance as well, a fabulous counterpoint to such power. Cellar for at least 15 years, but this will keep forever…"
100, Wine Enthusiast