If you are looking at this wine, we are sure that you know your stuff. Released ex-chateau at the end of 2022, this promises much better provenance. This is also one of the reasons why Latour decided to pull out from the En Primeur campaign.
Regardless of ratings/scores, we have drunk enough Latour (including 'weak/average' vintages) to assure you that this will be stunning especially coming from the revered 2010 vintage!
This will be a wine for your next gen or when you retire (better idea!)....will easily age 50 years!
If you need notes, please see below.
'The 2010 Latour is conspicuously deep in colour. It has an intellectual, intense and captivating bouquet with mineral-rich black fruit, graphite and crushed rose petal scents. Utterly spellbinding. The palate is the real deal. Heavenly balance, perfect acidity with seamlessly integrated new oak, there is an enthralling crescendo towards a finish that is simply as good as Bordeaux gets. Impeccable. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. Drink 2028-2070.' 100 point Neal Martin, Vinous (April 2020)
'The 2010 Latour is deep garnet in color, and—WOW—it erupts from the glass with powerful crème de cassis, Black Forest cake and blackberry pie scents plus intense sparks of dried roses, cigar boxes, fragrant earth and smoked meats with aniseed and crushed rocks wafts. Full-bodied, concentrated and oh-so-decadent in the mouth, it has a firm, grainy texture and lovely freshness carrying the rich, opulent fruit to an epically long finish. It is incredibly tempting to drink now, but I suspect this hedonic experience isn't a scratch on the mind-blowing, otherworldly secrets this time capsule will have to reveal given another 7-10 years in bottle and continuing over the following fifty years++. 2024 - 2080' Wine Advocate (March 2020)
'Deep crimson looks only slightly more concentrated than Les Forts. So much more nuanced and intersting than Les Forts! Full of life and intrigue. It has such fruit concentration that you could, if you really wanted, almost drink it now with chewy food. This is really quite a triumph. Kerpow! But no specious sweetness. Most impressive. 14%. Drink 2023 – 2053' Jancis Robinson 19/20 (March 2020)