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.
Case of 6 Bottles
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duty paid price: £2,481.62
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"The 2004 Latour is perhaps evolving slower than I expected, although it remains one of the finest Left Bank wines of the vintage. It has that quintessential graphite-scented bouquet intermixed with blackberry and cedar, although the liquorice note that I observed previously has receded. Again, there is wonderful definition. The palate is full-bodied but surprisingly more sultry than I expected, especially here where I was able to directly compare it with the other 2004 First Growths. It delivers the "authority" you expect from Latour, although I might be inclined just to give it another 2-3 years in bottle. Tasted September 2016. 95/100." Neal Martin
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