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2002 Latour

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2002
Appellation: Pauillac
96 (RP)
One of the original 1st Growths in 1855, Latour's reputation for making consistently outstanding wine continues to this day. The consistency of its wines can, to an extent, be attributed to the fact that, since 1670, the estate has only ever had 3 owners. Originally acquired by the Segur family, Latour remained in the hands of their heirs until 1963 when the estate came under British ownership with acclaimed wine writers Hugh Johnson and Harry Waugh serving as advisors. Since 1993, the estate has been under the ownership of Francois Pinault, a lifelong fan of the wines of Latour who, since taking charge, has overseen a string of incredible vintages. Since Pinault took the helm, Latour has been characterised by extraordinary levels of concentration, richness, and structure. Most significantly, following the 2011 vintage Latour opted out of the traditional En Primeur system with the intention of cellaring their wines themselves and only releasing each vintage as and when they believe it is ready. Hence the reason you will find fewer recent vintages of Latour offered than the other leading Bordeaux properties.

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2002 Latour

96 (RP)
£4,800 12 pack case(s) available

2002 Latour

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
96 (RP)
BTL
1
0
0
0
£4,800
12
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CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
YOU SELL
YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
4-8wk
You buy
£5,792.14
1 Case(s) Available

2002 Latour

96 (RP)
£4,800 12 pack case(s) available

2002 Latour

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
96 (RP)
BTL
1
0
0
0
£4,800
12
LiveTrade
On LiveTrade wines, as well as a selling price, we continuously quote a firm price at which we will buy the wine. These buying prices are displayed when you select the "In Bond" tab. Provided your wine is in excellent condition and stored professionally under bond, you can sell to us instantly. For even more trading options try the LiveTrade Dashboard.
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
YOU SELL
YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
4-8wk
You sell
£4,515.00
Maximum 4 case(s)
You buy
£4,800.00
1 Case(s) Available
Case (6 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
You sell
£2,258.00
Maximum 8 case(s)

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Tasting Notes and Scores

96

Wine Advocate

The wine of the vintage? There are only 10,000 cases of this extraordinarily rich, dense 2002 that is as powerful as the 2003 (even the alcohol levels are nearly the same, 12.85%) . It is dark ruby/purple to the rim, with notes of English walnuts, crushed rocks, black currants, and forest floor, dense, full-bodied, and opulent, yet classic with spectacular aromatics, marvelous purity, and a full-bodied finish that lasts just over 50+ seconds. Huge richness and the sweetness of the tannin are somewhat deceptive as this wine seems set for a long life. Administrator Frederic Engerer seems to be more pleased with what Latour achieved in 2002 than in any other recent vintage. Hats off to him for an extraordinary accomplishment in a vintage that wouldn’t have been expected to produce the raw materials to achieve something at this level of quality. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2045.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #158, Apr 2005)

95

Neal Martin

Served blind at the chateau, it is amazing how well this wine performs in blind tastings. There is great clarity on the nose, you can almost smell those “caillou” in the vineyard, pure black fruits, freshly rolled tobacco, crushed stone and just a faint hint of Xmas cake (must be the time of season!) The palate is well structured with firm tannins, quite masculine even for Latour with cedar and graphite, underpinned by exquisite delineation on the finish. Wonderful. Tasted December 2009.

– eRobertParker.com, Jan 2011

969

Wine Lister

Quality 961 | Brand 998 | Economics 934 | buzz brand, investment staple
Quality: Predicted life of 19 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group for the 2002 vintage, which averages 9 years Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 52 of the world's top wine lists, including Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen Economics: #2 most active wine at auction, its top 5 vintages having seen 4,896 75cl equivalent bottles traded in the past year Production: Lower production than its peer group average of 151,058 bottles

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017

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