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Château Latour Grand Vin Pauillac (Premier Grand Cru Classé) 1997

Château Latour Grand Vin Pauillac (Premier Grand Cru Classé) 1997

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A Timeless Treasure: Château Latour Grand Vin Pauillac (Premier Grand Cru Classé) 1997 Tasting Note & Food Pairing

At The General Wine Co., we take pride in offering exquisite wines that stand the test of time. Château Latour's 1997 Grand Vin Pauillac is a prime example. This Premier Grand Cru Classé, hailing from the legendary Pauillac region in Bordeaux, France, is a testament to exceptional craftsmanship and the enduring quality of fine wines.

A Nuanced bouquet:

As this 1997 Latour matures, its aromatic profile unfolds with captivating complexity. While some younger vintages might boast of overpowering fruit notes, this aged beauty presents a more subtle and intriguing character. Hints of sweet blackcurrant mingle with earthy tones, offering glimpses of walnut and truffle. Tobacco and toasted oak add a touch of elegance, hinting at the wine's time spent maturing in oak barrels.

A Taste of Elegance:

On the palate, the 1997 Latour delivers a smooth and refined experience. The full-bodied structure, a hallmark of Pauillac wines, is softened by years of ageing. The tannins, once robust and gripping, have mellowed into a gentle presence, complementing the well-integrated acidity that keeps the wine lively. Flavours of ripe blackcurrant and plum emerge, intertwined with subtle hints of leather and spice. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lingering impression of sophistication.

The Influence of the 1997 Vintage:

The 1997 vintage in Bordeaux was considered a good, but not exceptional, year. While some wines might have suffered from cooler temperatures and higher rainfall, Château Latour's meticulous viticulture and winemaking techniques ensured a wine of remarkable quality. The slightly cooler conditions may have contributed to the wine's elegant structure and focus, making it a particularly age-worthy example.

Food Pairing Recommendations:

Château Latour 1997 is a wine that deserves a culinary companion of equal stature. Here are some suggested food pairings to elevate your dining experience:

  • Classic Roast Lamb: The robust yet refined character of the 1997 Latour pairs beautifully with roast lamb. The herbal notes in the wine complement the rosemary or thyme often used to season lamb, while the rich flavours of the meat stand up to the full body of the wine.
  • Seared Duck Breast with Cherry Sauce: Duck breast's richness is perfectly balanced by the acidity and tannins of the Latour. A sweet and tart cherry sauce adds a delightful contrast, highlighting the fruit notes in the wine.
  • Roasted Vegetables with Goat Cheese: Earthy roasted vegetables like portobello mushrooms, eggplant, and peppers find a harmonious match with the savoury and earthy notes of the Latour. Creamy goat cheese adds a touch of richness that complements the wine's texture.
  • Mature Cheddar Cheese: For a truly decadent experience, pair the 1997 Latour with a mature cheddar cheese. The sharp and nutty flavours of the cheese are a wonderful counterpoint to the wine's fruit and earthiness.

Investing in a Legacy:

Château Latour 1997 is more than just a bottle of wine; it's a chance to experience the culmination of meticulous viticulture, traditional winemaking techniques, and exceptional ageing potential.  This Premier Grand Cru Classé is a true collector's item and a guaranteed conversation starter at any dinner party.

Why Buy from The General Wine Co.?

At The General Wine Co., we understand the importance of provenance and proper storage.  Our wines are meticulously cellared to ensure they reach their full potential.  Our team of experts is also here to guide you through your selection process, ensuring you find the perfect bottle to suit your taste and budget.

In Conclusion:

Château Latour 1997 is a remarkable wine that embodies the essence of a fine Pauillac. Its nuanced bouquet, elegant structure, and enduring complexity make it a true collector's item and a perfect choice for a special occasion.  Browse our selection on The General Wine Co. website today and discover this timeless treasure for yourself.

 

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