This small report looks at the new releases from Château Latour and includes the Grand Vin 2013 Château Latour, 2015 Les Forts de Latour, and the 2016 Pauillac, all of which have just been released on the market. While all three of these wines are outstanding, the elephant in the room is the price of the Grand Vin, and unless money is no issue, you’re working on a vertical, or just really want to taste Château Latour (certainly understandable, and the 2013 is probably the least expensive vintage out there today), I can’t see a reason to purchase this wine. Nevertheless, it is outstanding as well as a terrific achievement in the vintage, offering plenty of Latour aromatics and a classy, elegant profile on the palate. Unquestionably, the standout is the 2015 Les Forts de Latour, and this brilliant Pauillac is already impossible to resist yet should keep for 20-25 years, if not longer. Lastly, don’t overlook the 2016 Pauillac. From one of the best vintages ever for the region, it has incredible class, beautiful richness, and outstanding length.
These wines were shipped directly from the Château and tasted at my office in Colorado.