2000 Latour

- 750 ml
100
WS
Availability: Out of Stock
Rating:
90% of 100
$1,280.00
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
14379-750-XX3

Wine Critic Reviews:

A young wine that electrifies every taste bud in your mouth. Compacted aromas of crushed currants and minerals, with roses and lilacs. Full-bodied, with masses of silky, refined tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. Stunning. Best Latour since 1990...

Wine Spectator

Sokolin 2000 Latour Tasting Notes:

Just look at the seductive inky hue of these bottles. This inviting first impression has tempted many wine adventurers to come just a little bit closer, but instead of being a trap, the contents of the bottles were even more compelling than what they had expected. There's something about the 2000 vintage of Latour that makes it inimitable among competitors, and they're treasured dearly by those with the budget to afford them. Once you have your first sip, it becomes pretty obvious why that's the case.

Immediately after your lips touch the surface of the liquid, a lightning strike of flavor blasts forth, buckling even the most experienced wine veterans. The minerals are perfectly earthy and provide a wonderful baseline for every other flavor that dances in your glass. Roses and lilacs are easily spotted, and a heavy dose of perfectly ripe fruit juice makes sure the wine remains a beautiful memory in your mind forever.
The deep, enthralling color of the wine pulls you in from within the sleek, elegant bottle. The playfulness of this youthful gem is truly astounding, as your tastebuds come together to celebrate in perfect harmony after only a sip or two. This vintage often sees comparison with the most reputable bottles of the 1990s, and it doesn't take long to find out why.

The wine is full-bodied and potent, with a texture as smooth as silk and the fruit ripe enough to satisfy the gods. The depth and concentration of flavor on display here are a rare sight even in today's market, and you can always tell a 2000 Latour from its competitors. The flavor profile is as classic as you can get, with juicy crushed currant strokes on a rock-solid mineral canvas. As the wine unfurls in your glass, you can expect to encounter some subtler, slightly shy floral notes. No one who knows anything about wine would decline a glass of this magnitude, so make sure you're stocked up and ready to steal the show!
More Information
Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2000
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Latour: The Chateau Latour earned a prestigious First Growth spot in the Bordeaux 1855 Classification, and its track record is jaw-dropping for even the most distinguished wine connoisseurs. The vineyards themselves are reminiscent of gorgeous and complex garden mazes from tales of fantasy, with a distribution of 76% Cabernet Sauvigno, 22% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This combination comes together perfectly when grounded with an earthy undertone and punctuated with succulent cherries, lush mint, bold spice or a delicate yet sharp tobacco flavor. These bottles are the ideal partner to a robust evening cigar, as the worries of your life fade into the smoke, and the orchestral perfume of flavors sings to you like a muse, inspiring you towards new triumphs and achievements.
Rating 100 WS
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
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Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
Customer Reviews
  1. It was a bit too stimulating
    Product Rating
    80%
    Everybody is talking about this wine now and I can see why. It's literally exploding with dark fruit and minerals and exotic spice to make it all more charming and unique. It's deep garnet and very fragrant, from the nose you can tell this will blow you away with its big structure and power. Titan vintage, but not coarse. I shared a bottle with an old friend and he was absolutely blown-away. As for me, my only issue with it is the overwhelming strength that I wasn't able to fully appreciate without food. It was a bit too stimulating in the evening when I'd hoped it would be a nuance more sustained. This may well happen with age so I'm not past trying it another time to see how I feel then.

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  2. Left me dizzy.
    Product Rating
    100%
    Left me dizzy. A massive, stacked wine, full of raspberries and cassis with iron, graphite, oak undertones. It's easily the best Latour I've ever tried, including the legendary 2005. This wine seriously may be the pinnacle of its line, and certainly my favorite yet. Its amazing breadth of flavors and complexity are present the entire time and the finish brings out the chocolate and doesn't leave a dry mouth. It's a real powerhouse, concentrated and full in every way, still well-rounded and savory enough to have it with beef if you'd like but I wouldn't taint the perfect palate and soft nuances with food.

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  3. It boasts youthful purity, both on the nose and the palate
    Product Rating
    80%
    A sleeper hit that is sure to take the world by storm in a couple of years. It's the closest I've seen to raw, bottled potential. It boasts youthful purity, both on the nose and the palate. Hints of oak mesh with cassis and a touch of mineral to create a foundation for something special. I would strongly recommend keeping it in your cellar for a decade or so. By that point, the butterfly will have completely emerged from its cocoon, and you will have a majestic wine to dazzle everyone with. This is a vintage that will be remembered forever.

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  4. Absolutely breathtaking
    Product Rating
    100%
    Absolutely breathtaking, in a way that very few wines are. This might just be my favorite Latour vintage, and it had to overcome some tough competition to get to that spot. Everything about this wine just radiates character, strength, and charisma; it's like an attention magnet. Once it has you hooked, the thrill ride begins, and you're exposed to waves of explosive, insanely juicy fruit, along with an aromatic mixture to die for.<br/>This wine has incredible aging potential. If you're looking for a cellar superstar, you've found one. Leave it be until around 2030, at which point it will make history.

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