Fine Wine

November 19 - 27, 2018

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LOT 39
CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2005 (1) WS 99 WA 98 JS 99
CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 2009 (1) WA 98
  • CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2005 (1) WS 99 WA 98 JS 99
CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 2009 (1) WA 98

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CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2005 (1)

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé
scraped label

The 2005 Latour has long been a formidable wine. I was granted the opportunity to re-taste the 2005 at the property after their estate released library reserves in February 2017. Now at twelve years of age, it has retained that riveting bouquet of black cherries and black plum, crème de cassis and graphite, although I find less of the latter compared to previous bottles (including the one tasted blind just three weeks earlier). The palate is very well balanced with blackberry, black plum, sea salt, a hint of balsamic, quite spicy in the mouth with a hint of cloves. There is immense weight and presence in the mouth, although I wonder whether the tannins are as fine as say the 2010 or even the nascent 2016 Latour tasted alongside? Either way, it remains a fabulous First Growth destined to last many, many years. Tasted March 2017. Drink: 2020-2065 WS 99 WA 98 JS 99

CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 2009 (1)

Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé

Revealing incredible quality and performing better than it did from barrel, the 2009 appears to be the greatest Pichon Longueville Baron since the 1990 and 1989. An amazing opaque blue/purple color is followed by scents of spring flowers, graphite, smoky charcoal, incense, blackberries, blueberries and hints of coffee and chocolate. Incredibly intense, pure and flawlessly constructed with extravagant layers of fruit and richness, this offering has developed beautifully under the management of Christian Seeley. It is a voluptuous, opulent Pichon Longueville Baron that may eclipse anything they have made in the past. This brilliant wine should be at its peak between 2018 and 2045. December 2011 WA 98

2 bts.    per lot $1,200 - $1,400

Realised: $1,596
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Mixed Lots
Score: 98, 99
Type: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 2005, 2009