Chateau Latour

The history of Ch. Latour dates back at least to the 14th century, even though the vineyards for which it is now world-renowned were not fully established until the 17th century.  

The estate is located at the southern edge of Pauillac, bordering the St. Julien vineyards of Ch. Léoville Las Cases, and covers 78 hectares. After a period when it was under English ownership, in the form of the Pearson Group, owners of the Financial Times, and Harvey’s of Bristol, the property passed to Allied Lyons in 1989 and was then bought in 1993 by the French billionaire industrialist François Pinault, whose empire was to grow to include Yves St. Laurent, Gucci and Christie’s Auction House.

Pinault has delegated day-to-day control of the estate and its wines to his dynamic Président, Frédéric Engerer, under whose stewardship a major programme of investment has taken place which has seen Latour rise to an undisputed pre-eminent position in the Bordeaux wine hierarchy.

Engerer produces 3 wines: the Grand Vin, which always comes from the vines immediately surrounding the château, known as L’Enclos; Les Forts de Latour, the second wine, created in 1966, and now regarded as a great wine in its own right, certainly worthy of Classified Growth status; and finally a third wine, simply called Pauillac de Latour, usually the product of young vines. The second wine, Les Forts de Latour, always comes from a distinct location, rather than simply being the vats rejected as not quite worthy of inclusion in Latour itself, so it has its own distinct identity.

In terms of volumes, on average there are about 16-20,000 cases of Latour made each year, 10-12,000 cases of Les Forts de Latour, and a variable quantity of the generic Pauillac. As one would expect in Pauillac the Cabernet Sauvignon dominates, accounting for 80% of the vineyard, with Merlot (18%) and Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot comprising the remaining 2%.

Vinification is rigorously controlled, with severe selection of only the healthiest fruit, total de-stemming, and separate tanks for each parcel of vines. A three-week long maceration is followed by malolactic fermentation in vats before the wine chosen to become Ch. Latour is run off into barrels, 100% new, for ageing. The wine destined to become Les Forts de Latour is aged in 50% new oak and 50% one-year-old barrels.

In style the wine is powerful, structured and compelling, and has been for many the most consistent performer amongst the First Growth Wines over the past century, acquiring an enviable reputation for producing very good wine in the more challenging vintages. It has great potential to age, with the best vintages lasting a century or more.

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Chateau Latour, For laying down,

Case price (Magnum 3 x 150cl)

£318.00

Magnum 3 x 150cl 3cs

£252.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£299.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£325.00
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Chateau Latour, For laying down,

Case price (Bottle 12 x 75cl)

£2,191.08

Ex-Chateau

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,799.88
New To BBX

D. Magnum 1 x 300cl 2cs

£675.00
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Chateau Latour, Ready, but will improve,

Case price (Bottle 6 x 75cl)

£2,463.60

Ex-Chateau

Bottle 6 x 75cl 24cs

£2,040.00

Case price (Imperial 1 x 600cl)

£3,671.18

Imperial 1 x 600cl 1cs

£3,042.00
New To BBX Ex-Chateau

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£3,500.00
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Chateau Latour, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle

£802.00

Ex-Chateau

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£3,650.00
Ex-Chateau

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£4,650.00
Ex-Chateau

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£5,000.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£8,400.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£9,900.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£10,000.00
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Chateau Latour, Drink now,

Case price (D. Magnum 3 x 300cl)

£4,631.97

D. Magnum 3 x 300cl 1cs

£3,834.00
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Chateau Latour, For laying down,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 2cs

£780.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 4cs

£785.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 4cs

£800.00
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Chateau Latour, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 2cs

£3,650.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£6,300.00
Ex-Chateau

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£8,500.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£10,000.00
Ex-Chateau

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£6,800.00
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Chateau Latour, For laying down,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£2,200.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 2cs

£2,300.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£2,750.00

Magnum 3 x 150cl 1cs

£3,500.00
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Chateau Latour, For laying down,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£875.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 3cs

£890.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£900.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£948.00
New To BBX

Bottle 6 x 75cl 3cs

£950.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 2cs

£1,000.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£1,050.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 2cs

£1,090.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£1,100.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£1,995.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 10cs

£2,600.00
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Chateau Latour, Ready, but will improve,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£1,680.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£1,500.00
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Chateau Latour, For laying down,
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£4,425.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£4,500.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£4,600.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£9,500.00
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Chateau Latour, For laying down,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£4,950.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£5,000.00
New To BBX

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£5,395.00
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Chateau Latour, For laying down,
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£4,375.00
Ex-Chateau Original Wooden Case

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£4,450.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£6,999.00
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Chateau Latour, Ready, but will keep,
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£2,000.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£2,300.00
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Chateau Latour, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£2,225.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£4,100.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£4,150.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£4,200.00
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Chateau Latour, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£4,300.00
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Chateau Latour, Ready, but will keep,
UK CUSTOMERS ONLY

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£800.00
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Chateau Latour, Ready, but will keep,
UK CUSTOMERS ONLY

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£600.00
UK CUSTOMERS ONLY

Bottle 12 x 75cl 4cs

£630.00
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Chateau Latour, For laying down,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£4,388.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£8,500.00

Imperial 1 x 600cl 1cs

£6,900.00
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Chateau Latour, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£550.00
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Chateau Latour, For laying down,
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,695.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,825.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£2,550.00
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Chateau Latour, Ready, but will keep,
Ex-Chateau

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£3,350.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£3,399.00
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Chateau Latour, Ready, but will keep,
UK CUSTOMERS ONLY

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£550.00
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Chateau Latour, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 5cs

£4,325.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£4,150.00
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Chateau Latour, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£8,100.00
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Chateau Latour, Ready, but will keep,
UK CUSTOMERS ONLY

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£435.00
UK CUSTOMERS ONLY

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£445.00
UK CUSTOMERS ONLY

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£450.00
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Chateau Latour, For laying down,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£5,600.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£5,750.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£6,000.00
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Chateau Latour, Ready, but will keep,

Imperial 1 x 600cl 1cs

£22,000.00
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