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Château Latour 1945 (1 MAG)

In Bond Available Duty Paid

Estimate:

5,500

to
- 6,500 GBP

Lots 244-264: From the cellar of a world class art collector, a private collection of Bordeaux with impeccable provenance

Château Latour 1945 (1 MAG)

Château Latour 1945 (1 MAG)

Estimate:

5,500

to
- 6,500 GBP

Lot sold:

7,500

GBP

Château Latour 1945

Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé

u. ts, label very slightly soiled but excellent for age, US slip label below main label and very slightly overlapping, capsule slightly worn, capsule has been lifted to reveal Château and vintage branded cork

This is the result of a tiny yield of 12 hl/hectare. In 2018, a very generous friend treated us to this and it was astounding, utterly stupendous in every way. Talk about Latour impact! The deep colour led to an accompanying bouquet of blackcurrant, showing massive all-round health, cedarwood and Pauillac Cabernet. Amazing, monumental wine - on this evidence, is this vinous perfection? No volatility, soft power and mouth-coating fruit and class - it just swells on the palate and stays flawless until the decanter is finished. Class in the glass, persistence, dark chocolate and a certain voluptuous meatiness. One could never get enough of this wine and it stays imprinted on the sensual memory. In 2020, for a celebration, in spite of extraneous circumstances this year. Phenomenal colour, and then a deep cassis nose, so pure, with totally dominant fruit and no perceptible volatile acidity, which is amazing for a 1945 on its 75th birthday. It bursts with compact, explosive fruit and sheer purity on the palate, plus the richness and opulence of a very 'grand vin'. A bilberry finish, coating the mouth and the tannins, leaving one with the velvety concentration of such a small yield. There is a God! Serena Sutcliffe, MW

1 mag (cn)


Provenance:

 

FROM THE CELLAR OF A WORLD CLASS ART COLLECTOR, A PRIVATE COLLECTION OF BORDEAUX WITH IMPECCABLE PROVENANCE, INCLUDING RARE MAGNUMS OF MOUTON 1933, LATOUR 1945 AND LAFITE 1959 DIRECT FROM THE CHATEAUX. ALL THE BOTTLES WERE RECENTLY REMOVED FROM EXCELLENT CLIMATE-CONTROLLED CELLARAGE

 

LYING IN OCTAVIAN, WILTSHIRE Offered In Bond, available Duty Paid

 

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