Although there are records of doings on this estate as far back as the 14th century (including the construction of a defensive tower for a purpose of defence of the estuary), it was in the early 18th century and the ownership of Nicolas-Alexandre de Ségur that Latour starts its long period of renown. Ségur also owned Mouton, Calon and Lafite. It was a new ero of European free trade and aspiring classes in England wanted the best wines. Latour quickly gained a reputaiotn - and price ticket - above most other Bordeaux wines. Descendants of the Ségur family owned the estate until 1962 when it was bought by UK investors (of which Pearson and Harveys of Bristol were the largest). In 1993 Francois Pinault became the majority shareholder and there has been an ongoing period of renovation underway since then.
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"Deep garnet colored, the 2004 is intensely perfumed of warm blackcurrant, pencil lead, black olives and a hint of dried Mediterranean herbs. The palate is drinking nicely now with a firm structure balanced by plenty of mid-palate flesh and finishing long." Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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