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1981 Château Latour Grand Vin

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 1995 - 2010 (Edit)
CT90.9 68 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 60

  • Xavier Auerbach wrote: 92 points

    September 23, 2021 - Sjaak's 40th birthday dinner (Groot-Ammers, Netherlands): Needs time to develop its crisp and fresh Cabernet character, cool and minerally but with warmth and spice, slender but complete, retains good tannic grip, hint of green on the finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • skyblue80 Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 11, 2021 - The fill of the bottle was excellent and the cork perfectly in tact, so was very anticipatory before opening. Indeed, the wine was perfect. On PnP, fruits was plenty and the length was more than acceptable. The complexity was enviable at 40years old and it feels that the wine can still be kept for 3-5yrs. It shows you the aging power of Latour, which never disappoints, especially on a slightly off (non popular) vintage! Drank alongside 86 Cheval Blanc, 89 Clinet and 96 Musigny. The 89 Clinet wins WOTN.

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  • tooch wrote: flawed

    February 16, 2021 - DOA

  • mariow wrote: 91 points

    February 13, 2021 - high shoulder; much better than expected after reading the recent notes; elegant with good fruit, medium finish

  • pkouchu wrote: 90 points

    January 27, 2021 - leather, cedar, tobacco, black currant, tart red cherry, mushrooms, smoke, cassis, tea leaves and spice box

    way past its prime, feels like its on its last legs before a rather sharp decline. complexity and mouthfeel are nice, just old and tired.

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Vinous

  • By Neal Martin
    In Excelsis: Château Latour 1887 – 2010 (Jul 2018), 7/18/2018 (link)

    (Latour Latour Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Neal Martin
    In Excelsis: Château Latour 1887 – 2010 (Jul 2018), 7/1/2018 (link)

    (Latour Latour Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/16/2009 (link)

    (Ch Latour Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Decanter

  • By John Stimpfig
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    (Château Latour, Pauillac, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/25/2011 (link) 92 points

    (Château Latour Grand Vin) Bricked medium dark red violet color; nice tobacco, mature, tart plum, tart currant nose; tasty, mature, structured, tart plum, tart currant, cedar, tart black fruit palate; will go 10-12 more years, great showing for the vintage; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1981
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Latour
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Grand Vin
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac
  • UPC Code 3700266223010

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (1%)
  • In Cellars 544 (69%)
  • Consumed 235 (30%)

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