Chateau Latour

Not many other châteaux in Bordeaux make the hearts of countless vinophiles and wine collectors beat faster than Château Latour. And this has been the case for hundreds of years.

The story

One tower still stands on the estate today. However, it is not the original tower as depicted on the label. The original tower was built together with a fortress in the late 14th century. The aim was to protect the Gironde estuary from attacks during the Hundred Years' War.

The new tower has been standing since the 1620s and it took another hundred years before serious viticulture was practised here. Success was not long in coming. Within a very short time, the wines from Château Latour were up to twenty times more expensive than normal Bordeaux. With the classification as a Premier Cru in 1855, the jury at the World Exhibition in Paris sealed the continuity of the success.

Since 1993, Château Latour has been owned by the French entrepreneur and multi-billionaire François and his son François-Henri Pinault. During the financial crisis in 2008, rumours arose that the wine estate was up for sale. These have not been confirmed to date.

Style & Method

Château Latour cultivates and grows the vines predominantly according to biodynamic guidelines. The huge Clos "L Enclos" is the centrepiece of the winery. Some of the vines here are over a hundred years old. Sick and old vines are pulled out one by one and replaced with new ones. The wine from these young vines is made into the third wine "Pauillac de Latour".

There is no such thing as a second wine in the classic sense. For the "Les Forts de Latour", which is considered a second wine, the estate uses specially cultivated vineyards within the AOP Pauillac.

Château Latour is considered to be extremely long-lived, full-bodied and opulent. The wine often needs a long ageing period before it enters its first enjoyment phase. The wine comes across with power, strength and muscular tannins. With its concentrated orgy of fruit, it sometimes seems more Californian than French.

An outstanding characteristic of Château Latour is its remarkable consistency of quality. No other Bordeaux winery is able to maintain such a high level even in difficult vintages.

Exit from the en primeur business

Château Latour has long had a somewhat different business practice. In some cases, the château retains large quantities on the estate for years. This gives them the opportunity to participate in the increase in value.

Since the 2012 vintage, Château Latour has gone one step further. They have completely withdrawn from the primeur business, thus eliminating négociants and courtiers. This very consistent decision has caused some unrest on the wine market in Bordeaux and around the world. The official reason given by the château for this step is to prevent its wines from being consumed too early. However, it is also obvious that they are hoping for a higher profit margin. The consequences for the winery and its customers are not yet foreseeable - Latour has not released a single bottle onto the market since the 2012 vintage.

Chateau Latour Wines

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1959 Chateau Latour Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 1x75cl

RP96VM98
CHF 2,800.00 (Btl. incl. VAT)Availability: Immediate 1 bottle in stock
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CHF 2,800.00Immediate1-3 days
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2003 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac 6x75cl

RP92VM91
CHF 190.00 (Btl. incl. VAT)CHF 1,140.00 (6x75cl incl. VAT)Availability: Immediate 1 case in stock
Bottle Price incl. VAT6x75cl Price incl. VATAvailabilityETA to Swiss Addr.
CHF 190.00CHF 1,140.00Immediate1-3 days
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1986 Chateau Latour Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

RP90
CHF 520.00 (Btl. incl. VAT)CHF 3,120.00 (6x75cl incl. VAT)Availability: Immediate 1 case in stock
Bottle Price incl. VAT6x75cl Price incl. VATAvailabilityETA to Swiss Addr.
CHF 520.00CHF 3,120.00Immediate1-3 days
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1990 Chateau Latour Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 1x75cl

RP94VM97
CHF 710.00 (Btl. incl. VAT)Availability: Immediate 1 bottle in stock
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CHF 710.00Immediate1-3 days
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1990 Chateau Latour Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 1x75cl

RP94VM97
CHF 710.00 (Btl. incl. VAT)Availability: Immediate 1 bottle in stock
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CHF 710.00Immediate1-3 days
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1990 Chateau Latour Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 1x75cl

RP94VM97
CHF 795.00 (Btl. incl. VAT)Availability: Immediate 1 bottle in stock
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CHF 795.00Immediate1-3 days
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2000 Chateau Latour Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 1x150cl

RP97VM99
CHF 2,400.00 (Btl. incl. VAT)Availability: Immediate 1 bottle in stock
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CHF 2,400.00Immediate1-3 days
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1992 Chateau Latour Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 1x150cl

RP90
CHF 1,050.00 (Btl. incl. VAT)Availability: Immediate 1 bottle in stock
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CHF 1,050.00Immediate1-3 days
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1982 Chateau Latour Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 1x300cl

RP100VM100
CHF 13,500.00 (Btl. incl. VAT)Availability: Immediate 1 bottle in stock
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CHF 13,500.00Immediate1-3 days
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1982 Chateau Latour Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 1x75cl

RP100VM100
CHF 1,900.00 (Btl. incl. VAT)Availability: Immediate 1 bottle in stock
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CHF 1,900.00Immediate1-3 days
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1976 Chateau Latour Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 1x300cl

RP83
CHF 1,700.00 (Btl. incl. VAT)Availability: Immediate 1 bottle in stock
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CHF 1,700.00Immediate1-3 days
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1997 Chateau Latour Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 1x75cl

RP91VM91
CHF 460.00 (Btl. incl. VAT)Availability: Immediate 10+ bottles in stock
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CHF 460.00Immediate1-3 days
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1986 Chateau Latour Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 1x75cl

RP90
CHF 520.00 (Btl. incl. VAT)Availability: Immediate 1 bottle in stock
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CHF 520.00Immediate1-3 days
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1986 Chateau Latour Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 1x75cl

RP90
CHF 520.00 (Btl. incl. VAT)Availability: Immediate 2 bottles in stock
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CHF 520.00Immediate1-3 days
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1990 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac 1x75cl

RP90
CHF 230.00 (Btl. incl. VAT)Availability: Immediate 10+ bottles in stock
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CHF 230.00Immediate1-3 days
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2015 Chateau Latour Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 3x75cl

RP98VM96
CHF 670.00 (Btl. incl. VAT)CHF 2,010.00 (3x75cl incl. VAT)Availability: Immediate 1 case in stock
Bottle Price incl. VAT3x75cl Price incl. VATAvailabilityETA to Swiss Addr.
CHF 670.00CHF 2,010.00Immediate1-3 days
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2017 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac 6x75cl

RP92-94VM92
CHF 205.00 (Btl. incl. VAT)CHF 1,230.00 (6x75cl incl. VAT)Availability: Immediate 3 cases in stock
Bottle Price incl. VAT6x75cl Price incl. VATAvailabilityETA to Swiss Addr.
CHF 205.00CHF 1,230.00Immediate1-3 days
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2016 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac 6x75cl

RP95VM95
CHF 235.00 (Btl. incl. VAT)CHF 1,410.00 (6x75cl incl. VAT)Availability: Immediate 2 cases in stock
Bottle Price incl. VAT6x75cl Price incl. VATAvailabilityETA to Swiss Addr.
CHF 235.00CHF 1,410.00Immediate1-3 days
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1994 Chateau Latour Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac 1x150cl

RP94VM92-94
CHF 970.00 (Btl. incl. VAT)Availability: Immediate 1 bottle in stock
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CHF 970.00Immediate1-3 days
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2015 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac 6x75cl

RP94VM93
CHF 215.00 (Btl. incl. VAT)CHF 1,290.00 (6x75cl incl. VAT)Availability: Immediate 1 case in stock
Bottle Price incl. VAT6x75cl Price incl. VATAvailabilityETA to Swiss Addr.
CHF 215.00CHF 1,290.00Immediate1-3 days
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2015 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac 1x75cl

RP94VM93
CHF 215.00 (Btl. incl. VAT)Availability: Immediate 5 bottles in stock
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CHF 215.00Immediate1-3 days
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