(1953 Vintage) Consistent notes except for cont'd softening of tannins with age; Med dark ruby w/amber edge; impressive nose; not too tannic; lovely Cabernet fruit; med.-full body; beautifully balanced, very ripe, almost sweet fruit; some of the leaness (esp. mid=palate) & hardness of the vintage but not austere, esp. for a Latour; long, complex, intense & elegant. Ready now but with plenty of life ahead
Robert ParkerI have consumed over a case of this wine, and consistently rated it in the mid to upper-nineties. The three bottles from the Chateau’s cellars were variable, but seemed surprisingly herbal, with notes of soy, cedar, roasted vegetables, leather, and earth dominating the wine’s fruit. Tasty, elegant, medium-bodied, and fully mature, the 1970 is excellent, but not inspirational.