Located northwest of Bordeaux and in the farthest southeastern tip of Pauillac in the Médoc region, Château Latour is one of the oldest Bordeaux wine-producing properties, with a history that can be dated to the 14th century. Known around the world for its impeccable wines, the estate was classified as a First Growth by the 1855 Classification. While it remains the smallest producer among its First Growth peers, it continues to produce what many consider some of the most tannic and deeply rich wines in the world. Latour vintages are famous for maturing more slowly than nearly any other at its caliber, but the process delivers a wine that lasts for decades without compromising beauty or quality. In other words, it’s worth the wait.
In 1331, the Seigneur of Castillon permitted one of the Médoc region’s wealthiest families to build a fortress near Saint-Lambert. Included was Latour’s signature tower. While the original was replaced in the 17th century, the tower remains the Château’s iconic emblem, and still appears on every Latour label.
At the end of the 17th century, after multiple changes in ownership due to sales, marriages and inheritances, Château Latour became the property of the Ségur family and remained so for nearly 300 years. It came under British stewardship between 1963 and 1993, but returned to France when purchased by Francois Pinault, a French businessman and devoted oenophile.