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CHATEAU LATOUR
CHATEAU LATOUR Château Latour manages to achieve a rare stylistic balance, in that its wines are internationally known for both their elegance and purity of linear fruit flavour, and for their power, muscularity and heroic longevity. Few wines age with such consummate grace as those of Château Latour. These wines are highly tannic in youth, and are famously distinctive in the way they mature slowly, and on their own terms; stubbornly refusing to succumb to the effects of the natural passing of time. The other great hallmark of Latour is its consistency - the wines are consistently impressive, irrespective of the vintage. The 47 hectares which surround the Château are called 'l'Enclos'. Only these grapes make it into the 'Grand Vin de Château Latour'. The soils vary from clayey gravel on a subsoil of marly sediment to gravelly sands with small pebbles and marly clay which suits Merlot. All the soils are characterised by excellent drainage which encourages the vines to develop deep roots in search of nutrients and water. Presidend, Frédéric Engerer, along with his team, have ensured that grape selection is paramount, and only grapes from vines that are at least 25 years old are allowed into the Grand Vin. Hand-harvesting and a first sorting are carried out by 200 pickers, before being transported to the winery for the second round of sorting and destemming. The winery contains 66 temperature controlled stainless steel vats which enables the separate vinification of different plots. By December the wine is in new oak barrels, where it remains for about 18 months with rackings about every three months. Blending is completed by March the following year, with fining with egg white, but since 1999 there is no filtration and the wine is returned to vat for a month prior to bottling.
CHATEAU LATOUR

FROM THE OUTSTANDING 2000 VINTAGE IN MAGNUM & BOTTLE

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CHATEAU LATOUR
FROM THE OUTSTANDING 2000 VINTAGE IN MAGNUM & BOTTLE
Pauillac, 1er cru classé

Château Latour -
Vintage 2000 6 magnums
Château Latour -
Vintage 2000 12 bottles

Also included in the lot is a private visit and tasting at Château Latour for four people at a suitable date to be arranged with the Château (after June 2014 and on weekdays only). The tasting will include one vintage of Pauillac and two vintages of Les Forts de Latour and two vintages of Grand Vin de Château Latour

The magnums and bottles are in original wooden cases and have been consigned directly by Château Latour

Please note that the wine offered in this lot is stored in temperature and humidity controlled conditions in our appointed professional wine storage facility in Hong Kong and will be available for collection from there. For details please see the "Wine collection and storage" section at the back of this catalogue

6 magnums & 12 bottles per lot

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