Vino tamno rubin-ljubicaste boje. Na mirisu nudi impresivne arome zrelih crnih ribizla, sladica, tostiranog hrasta i mineralnih nota. Suptilan, a ipak impresivan Latour sa predivnim vocnim jezgrom od crne ribizle, kupine i sladica, sa notama cokolade, sumskih nota, gust, bogat a klasican. Punoga tela sa sjajnom teksturom, zrelim svilenkastim taninima i izrazito dugom zavrsnicom koja traje skoro minut. Po misljenju mnogih vinskih kriticara "wine of the vintage".
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pt. Verdot
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.
Wine spectator - review
Loads of ripe currants, licorice and toasted oak on the nose. Subtle yet impressive. Full-bodied, with a solid core of ripe fruit and chewy tannins. Big and juicy. Deep midpalate for a 2002. This is the wine of the vintage. A solid, classic Latour that needs bottle age.