Château Latour Pauillac 1966

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Château Latour Pauillac 1966

Château Latour Pauillac 1966

$1,210.00 Sale Save
Size 750ml

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1st Growth

Cabernet Sauvignon
Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc

Region: Bordeaux


The history of Château Latour brings us back to the year 1331. In fact, the Château’s archives mention Latour from the 14th century. The oldest document is also an authorization granted to Gaucelme de Castillon by Lord Pons to build a fortified tower in the parish of Saint Maubert. Then, century after century the functions of Latour changed. Sometimes co-lordship, sometimes property of the Mullet family, Château Latour was only acquired by Alexandre de Segur in the 18th century. Remember, Alexandre de Segur also owned the Calon Ségur and Lafite at that time. Since then, the estate has continued to develop until becoming the property of François Pinault in 1993. It is under its will that significant changes was made over the years to pursue the quest for excellence of wines produced by Château Latour.


The heart of the Enclos is the only terroir that, every year, can produce the depth, elegance and concentration that we expect of the Grand Vin. It is here that the Cabernet Sauvignon can achieve optimal expression in terms of colour, richness and freshness. 

The vineyard of Château Latour is located in its majority on gravelly ridges which dominate from 12 to 16 meters the estuary of the Gironde. The historical terroir, called l’Enclos, is divided into two large families: the clayey gravels in its heart and the gravelly sands on the perimeter.


Château Latour’s Grand Vin is made exclusively from “vieilles vignes”, an average of 60 years-old, in the Enclos. Gravettes, Sarmentier, Pièce de Château... these are the names of some of the finest plots that express the character of the terroir and forge the wine’s identity every year.


Vinification takes place in 80 temperature-controlled, stainless steel vats that vary in size from as small as 12 hectoliters up to 164 hectoliters.
Malolactic fermentation takes place in vats. Château Latour is aged in 100% new, French oak barrels.


Colour is still opaque. Deep, rich nose of cedar, plum, leather and spices. The palate is solid, robust, well structured, with plenty of substance and an intense finish. 1966 was a great year.

95 points Vinous
The 1966 Latour was similar to previous bottles. Masculine and obstreperous, the 1966 is aloof at first. It doesnt want to get to know you. Then it reveals gorgeous tobacco and pencil shaving notes that an only come from Pauillac. This example is more understated than others, and reluctantly unfolds in the glass. The palate is very well balanced with dry and firm tannins. The acidity is well judged and lends edge to a trenchantly conservative Latour that on this occasion begrudges doling out as much fruit as the 1962 Latour. Yet both the precision and backbone on the finish are outstanding and its unapologetic aloofness and superiority complex is utterly aborting. Though the winery had undergone a complete refit between vintages, there are stylistic similarities between the 1966 and the 1961, though the latter is endowed with more persistence and depth. Perhaps now approaching the end of its drinking plateau, I suspect larger formats of the 1966 will be the ones to hunt for. Tasted at the International Business & Wine Latour dinner at Ten Trinity. -Neal Martin, Vinous
Château Latour is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Also great with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

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