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February 18 - 26, 2019

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LOT 497
CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2001 (2) WS 95 WA 95
  • CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2001 (2) WS 95 WA 95



Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé
2 x scraped labels

A brilliant offering, which should be drinkable much earlier than the blockbuster 2000, the 2001 Latour boasts an inky/ruby/purple color to the rim as well as a glorious bouquet of black currants, crushed stones, vanilla, and hints of truffles and oak. A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance primarily Merlot with a touch of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it reveals a sweetness on the palate that is atypical for such a young Latour. The beautiful integration of tannin, acidity, and wood is stunning. The wine flows across the palate with fabulous texture, purity, and presence. This luscious, full-bodied Latour was surprisingly open-knit on the three occasions I tasted it from bottle. However, do not mistake its aging ability as this 2001, despite its precociousness, will last 20-25 years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025. June 2004 WS 95 WA 95

2 bts.    per lot $1,200 - $1,400

Realised: $1,560
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?