Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Ahh, Chateau Latourrrrrrrrrrrr

Ratatouille 1961 Latour

Chef Skinner purrs in Ratatouille, "You would be an idiot of elephantile proportions, not to appreciate a 1961 Chateau Latour". This scene gives me the tingles because I think this year might be the only chance for me to own some bottles.

Latour isn't as marketed as the rest of the First Growths, but possibly enjoys the highest esteem. How do you achieve that? Make the most evocative wines, year after year, bien sur.

Decanter article, Chateau Latour releases at €110.

If this is indeed a 45% decrease from 2007 prices, then we're looking at around $300? Not impossible. I've started lobbying my mother to contribute to this year's En Primeur purchase.

A legendary wine, and one to pass onto the next generation.

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