Pauillac de Latour 2015 - "Bloody Hell!"

We are very pleased to be able to offer the new release from Château Latour of their 2015 Pauillac. The sample sent to leading Bordeaux critic Neal Martin resulted in an extraordinary tasting note on Instagram recently: "I know It's not the Grand Vin, or even the Deuxieme Vin but ...Bloody Hell!" We’re not sure if “bloody hell” will feature in the official review on, but we can certainly expect an impressive rating.

The 2015 vintage of Château Latour and Les Forts de Latour have yet to be released but, as usual, their Pauillac de Latour offers more than a hint of the Grand Vin’s character in a more approachable style - and at about 10% of the expected price. With 42% Merlot in the blend (the rest is Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Petit Verdot), the wine is round, supple and forward, despite the hallmark Latour structure and grip.

If the pedigree alone was not enough of an attraction, it is clear that this wine is at the quality level of a classed growth château. This is certainly the best vintage here since the 2010 and £540 per dozen seems a very reasonable price for a wine that offers a glimpse of what this iconic Château is all about.

We also have some other formats including halves, magnums, double magnums (3 litres) and imperials (6 litres). You will have to be very quick to secure any of these as quantities are extremely limited. All sizes are packed in original wooden cases and are immediately available. To hear the thoughts of our resident Master of Wine, Thomas Parker, watch this video.

As we are all working remotely, we'd be grateful if you could place your order online or by email, rather than by telephone.

Deliveries are continuing as normal, albeit with slightly longer lead times. Rest assured, we'll get your wine to you as quickly as possible!

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2015 Pauillac de Latour

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"I know It's not the Grand Vin, or even the Deuxieme Vin but ...Bloody Hell!"

Neal Martin, Instagram, April 2020

"Deep ruby in the glass. This wine exudes rich and sweet plums on the nose, with flecks of chocolate and darker black cherry and cassis also coming through. The palate is silky, with velvet tannins wonderfully integrated at this early stage. The fruit shines through, full of brambly complexity. There is a line of acidity that drives the palate forward, and more than a hint of graphite and pencil shavings to add a savoury edge. The finish remains intense and long, with fruit still the main driving factor, but the refinement and integration of tannin means this is ready to drink now. This should improve and gain savoury complexity over the next 10-12 years, but is so moreish now that most bottles will likely be consumed much sooner!"

17 points, Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners

"Latour's 2015 Pauillac is gorgeous. Deep, pliant and super-expressive, the 2015 is utterly captivating. Silky tannins wrap around a core of fruit as this radiant, inviting wine shows off its charms. There is a level of purity to the 2015 that is remarkable. In the past, the Pauillac has at times been a bit wild. In 2015, it is the brightness of the fruit that makes the deepest impression."

93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous