2012 Chateau Latour Le Pauillac de Chateau Latour

Year: 2012
Appellation: Pauillac
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 88
Vinous Media: 89
James Suckling: 90
Jeff Leve: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :
$79.95

A CHATEAU LATOUR WINE FOR 80 BUCKS...I DO NOT CARE IF THIS WERE A FIFTH WINE FROM THESE GUYS YOU KNOW IT IS STILL GOING TO BE TOP QUALITY. THIS VINTAGE ALLOWS US TO DRINK A TOP CHATEAUX FOR ALMOST PENNIES!! THEIR SECOND WINE LES FORTS AROUND FOR $200-$300, AND OF COURSE THE GRAND VIN $700-$1000!!

"Admirably rich for the vintage, with solid plum and black currant paste flavors, allied to a decidedly brisk and racy structure and backed by plum pit, iron and singed alder notes through the finish, giving this a rather linear feel overall. Should age well, and will likely always have more cut than breadth. Best from 2017 through 2025. 11,933 cases made" –JM" (WS)

"The 2012 Le Pauillac de Château Latour has a pleasant strictness on the well-defined bouquet with black fruit laced with fine mineralité for a third wine. The palate is medium-bodied with a juicy core of fruit, an almost pastille-like purity, smooth in the mouth with a caressing, quite rounded finish. It might have just put on a little weight since I last tasted it. Drink this now and over the next 7-10 years. Tasted March 2017." (WA)

"The 2012 Pauillac de Château Latour is in an ideal spot for drinking now. The dried cherry, tobacco, mint, licorice, smoke and game flavors are nicely pushed forward. Even so, the 2012 is starting to fray around the edges, and there is an element of gaminess that suggests some brett and gives the wine its obviously rustic personality. I would prefer to drink the 2012 sooner rather than later." (VM)

"Lots of tobacco, berry and chocolate character with hints of mushrooms follows through to a medium body, firm and silky tannins and a juicy finish. Drink now." (JS)

"Quite a strong showing for this wine. Medium/full bodied, and ready to drink, the wine is refined, juicy, elegant, classic and reserved. Yet, the blend of tobacco, cedar and cassis is everything you look for in Pauillac. There is fruit, freshness, and character. You can think of this as a Freshman Latour which drinks well early in life. 2019 Views Tasted Jun 24, 2017" (JL)