Chateau Latour produces the biggest and longest lived wines of any of the first growths of the Medoc.
The wines are 75-80% cabernet sauvignon and the best vintages will be absolutely fine after 100 years (particularly, we suspect, the rather odd 1964, which may well have suffered from an excess of chapitalisation as some vintages of the period do). Latour has never had an off-decade, and the wine is also probably the most reliable of all the first growths across all vintages, great and poor.
The estate also produces two ‘second’ wines: Les Forts de Latour, which is produced in similar quanitites to the grand vin, and ‘Pauillac de Latour’, which confusingly just says ‘Pauillac’ in large letters on the label, making it appear to be a generic wine from the appellation.
Some people clearly drink Chateau Latour only a few years old but such people clearly have higher concentration of currency than taste buds.
2000 was an excellent, long-lived vintage in Bordeaux
Other wines from Chateau Latour
1970 Chateau Latour: £555
1982 Chateau Latour: £5700
1982 Chateau Latour: £2600
1985 Chateau Latour: £470
1991 Chateau Latour: £735
1996 Chateau Latour: £725
1998 Chateau Latour: £575
2001 Chateau Latour: £610
2005 Chateau Latour: £840
2008 Chateau Latour: £575
2009 Chateau Latour: £1150
2011 Chateau Latour: £610
2013 Le Pauillac de Latour: £70