Château Latour 2010 - 1st Great Cru Class (ex Château 2022)
EXCEPTIONAL YEAR. A WINE WITH GREAT AGEING POTENTIAL.
Château Latour is located in the heart of the Médoc wine region, about 50 km northwest of Bordeaux, where the legend of the Bordeaux vineyard was created. The heart of its terroir, l'Enclos, overlooks the Gironde estuary where the river and the ocean have given it its geological complexity over the centuries and favor the mild climate every day.
Today, the vineyard covers 92 hectares, 47 of which are located around the Château, known as "l'Enclos", a historic terroir, which is divided into two main soil types:
- The clayey gravels, in the heart of the Enclos.
- Gravelly sands, on the periphery of the Enclosure
This Enclosure is made up of a ridge that rises to 16 meters above the level of the Gironde, surrounded to the north and south by two streams and to the east by the "Palus" of the Gironde's edge. The forty or so hectares located outside the Enclos are made up of several very fine plots ("Petit Batailley", "Pinada",..) acquired over the course of history. Their grapes are used in the blending of the Forts de Latour, and the younger vines in the Pauillac.
Château Latour also makes a second wine called "Les Forts de Latour" of remarkable quality. Not to mention the latest "Le Pauillac de Château Latour".
After a mild and rainy autumn 2009, the first months of 2010 were particularly cold and dry. The budburst, recorded on April 10th, was therefore late although the beginning of April, almost summery, allowed to temper this phenomenon.
The flowering, noted on June 3rd, was disturbed because of a cool and wet spring during the first two weeks of June, which led to coulure or millerandage on some localized areas of the property. The third dekad of June allowed a return to temperatures in line with the season.
Some plots of the Enclos experienced the beginning of water stress at the end of June, which became more pronounced during July, contributing to the concentration of the grapes. The veraison was noted on August 7 and the ripening of the grapes continued under ideal conditions until the harvest.
- 90,5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8,5% Merlot, 0,5% Cabernet Franc, 0,5% Petit Verdot
- Alcohol level
- 2025 - 2060
Jean-Marc Quarin / Quarin.com - Noté 95/100 (march 2020)
Jane Anson / Inside Bordeaux - Noté 98/100 (aout 2022)
Neal Martin / Vinous - Noté 100/100 (march 2020)
Antonio Galloni / Vinous - Noté 100/100 (march 2020)
Lisa Perotti-Brown / The Wine Independent - Noté 100/100 (august 2020)