The 2015 Le Pauillac de Chateau Latour is a blend of 54.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41.7% Merlot and 4.1% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it sails out of the glass at a fantastic clip, delivering wonderfully fragrant notes of baked blackberries, blueberry compote and redcurrant jelly with hints of licorice, red roses and cigar box. Medium-bodied, generously fruited, open-knit and tantalizingly drinkable right now, the palate is chock-full of expressive red and black fruits, featuring approachable, ripe, soft tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with compelling purity. Very impressive showing!
|Score: 91||Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, March 2020|
A firm and linear red with currant, blackberry and stone aromas and flavors. Full yet closed and tight. Acidity drives this one. Third wine of Latour. Serious. Needs two or three years to come together.
|Score: 94||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2018|
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.
|Score: 93||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2018|
Deep crimson, colour remarkably similar to the grand vin and Forts. Not much nose. Lots of press wine. Really rather fresh and sweet and Latour-like but a bit awkward and astringent on the finish. Lots of vigour though. Clean as a whistle. Dry finish for the moment. Drink 2022-2029.
|Score: 16.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2016|
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!
|Score: 17||Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2020|