Implementing strict selection of only the healthiest fruit, total de-stemming, and using separate tanks for each parcel of vines this wine is structured, powerful and compelling. Château Latour is renowned as the most consistent performer amongst the first growth wines and produces great wine even in the more challenging years. It has fantastic potential to age, with the best vintages lasting well over 50 years. To get hold of an old bottle of Latour is very special indeed.
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Average vine age is 37 years. In order to retain the advantage of older vines, the renewal of the vines is not done in lots, but periodically throughout the vineyard. Each vine that is replaced is identified by a yellow plastic ring, making them easily identifiable so they can be harvested before the main harvest in order to avoid any confusion. This isolation of the young vines continues for 8 years. The 124 acres produce around 20,000 cases.