25 Jan Château Latour
It all started in Bordeaux, well not in Bordeaux itself, but when you open a bottle of one of the best Grands Crus and moreover in a fabulous vintage, it’s just as if you were there.
He was with Karl and they had both chosen to share a special bottle that day.
After a diligent search, it was a Château Latour that caught Karl’s attention. It is one of the first Grands Crus originally from Pauillac. The 1982 vintage is a call to an exceptional moment.
In 1982, winter was mild, and spring particularly sunny. Although May and June were stormy, the rain left beautiful leaves and branches. Summer was splendid and fortunately August was not excessively hot with a few beneficial showers for the vines. In early September, the grapes were in absolutely outstanding health, maturing in ideal conditions and raising hopes of a very fine vintage.
It was an exceptional year; all the critics are unanimous, and Kay and Karl can confirm it. It is the perfect balance between the body, fruit, concentration and aroma.
It is a complex wine offering a unique experience even after 38 years of bottle age.
The wine has a deep colour with a few orange reflections on the rim reminding us the age of the bottle. The nose reveals aromas of blackcurrant, cedar and blood orange but also leather. The wood is utterly integrated, and the taste of tannins is delicate and polished. The freshness is there, the balance and strength of the best Bordeaux. The years make them better while keeping the ardour and the fruit for a long time.