2001 Latour- 1.5L
Wine Critic Reviews:
Sokolin 2001 Latour Tasting Notes:
For how young and energetic the wine is, there's a surprising amount of sweetness in the drink. The deep, inky hues of the wine tempt you from inside the bottle every time you walk by them in your cellar. Should you succumb, you will be washed over by an intense surge of flavor, with distinct and powerful notes of blackcurrant, opulent vanilla, and crushed rock, as well as a subtle dose of oak and truffle. The finish is beautiful, and you can feel the tannins with every drop of this magnificent Latour. A guaranteed hit at parties, without a shadow of a doubt.
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|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.|
|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|
|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.|
Mouthfeel is out of this world.While I prefer the previous vintage, the 2001 Latour has a lot to offer if you're willing to give it some time. On the nose, it's strong with blackcurrant and smoke aromatics, and there's a hint of walnuts that adds intrigue as you indulge deeper. Mouthfeel is out of this world.<br/>Make sure you have a bottle ready by the next decade. This wine is only going to get better, and the sky's the limit if it's already this good. It's also pretty affordable given the quality, so there's no reason not to get one. Can't wait for it to age a bit more.
The wine can't better than this.Doesn't get much better than this. With an opulent, powerful scent in the opening act, followed by beautiful tannins on the palate and culminating with a long, mesmerizing finish, this wine is nothing short of stunning. The best part? It still has years and years ahead of it. I recommend stocking up because this is a vintage you will want to return to every couple of years.<br/>My son is coming home from deployment soon, and that day has to be special. I can think of no better way to make it so than with a bottle or two of this caliber.