Chateau Latour 2001

A blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. The Grand Vin represents 53% of the total crop). Fine, purple-violet colour, lovely blackcurrant fruit, very fine and even a touch minerally, lots of extraction but great balance and very ripe texture. Director Frédéric Engerer says ‘we are retaining the natural energy of Latour, but trying to soften the expression of tannins, to give the wine more precision. Chateau Latour 2001 has great density, yet is very fresh on the middle palate. It is a very modern vintage. RP 95 pts