Rượu vang cao cấp Chateau Latour Pauillac 2006
Despite the heavy rain in September, the wines were very richly coloured and classy, showing great power and a beautiful liveliness, with a pronounced expression of Cabernet. The fruit is less exuberant, but the “Latour” character is very present. A wine that will benefit from very long ageing and that will require a long time in the bottle before showing a more integrated structure.
2006 saw three very different climate periods between the winter and the harvest. January and February were much colder than previous years and the return of normal rainfall helped to replenish the soil’s reserves. A drought then started in March and continued until late June. Flowering proceeded perfectly starting on 26 May. Dry weather until the middle of August did not allow normal vegetative growth, and the grapes were of reduced size. The end of August was much more variable with an alternation of cloudy, rainy spells with long sunny periods. The first ten days of September were beautiful and sunny. The weather deteriorated after 11 September, and rain arrived, prompting us to start the harvests on 19 September; the harvests were completed on 9 October.
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