Chateau Pavie  2003
Lot 15
Chateau Latour 1982
Sold for US$ 23,800 inc. premium
Auction Details
Wine New York
11 Dec 2010 16:00 EST

Auction 18268
Lot Details
Chateau Latour 1982
Pauillac Premier Grand Cru Classé

(4 slightly depressed corks, excellent condition)
1 dozen bottles owc

Footnotes

  • "...the 1982 Latour has been the most opulent, flamboyant, and precocious of the northern Medocs, especially the St.-Juliens, Pauillacs, and St.-Estephes. It is an amazing wine, and on several occasions, I have actually picked it as a right bank Pomerol because of the lushness and succulence of the cedary, blackberry, black currant fruit. This vintage has always tasted great, even in its youth, and revealed a precociousness that one does not associate with this Chateau. However, the 1982 is still evolving at a glacial pace. The concentration remains remarkable, and the wine is a full-bodied, exuberant, rich, classic Pauillac in its aromatic and flavor profiles. It's just juiced up (similar to an athlete on steroids) and is all the better for it. Don't miss it if you are a wine lover." (100pts WA)
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