1970 Chateau Latour Pauillac
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesThere was a time when it could take half a century for a Latour from a great vintage to mature. You can see it with this 1970, the one wine in the tasting that might still benefit from further aging. A full bodied, brawny wine with massive structure, but balanced by large doses of spicy fruit, the wine has extraordinary depth, and a long very drawn out finish. An old fashioned wine that takes decades to really show its magnificence, it is made for people prepared to lay it for their children, and...
International Wine CellarFull medium-deep red. Medicinal, austere nose of plum and chocolate; slightly off wood note. Fat and plump, but the fruit is somewhat suppressed and the finish somewhat dried by the off nose. Still a very satisfying drink, but not up to typical bottles of this outstanding wine.