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148 Ratings
Chateau Latour Pauillac

Wine Details

Region

PauillacBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(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

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    First growths dinner 70 Mouton 75 Latour 75 Haut Brion 85 Margaux. Needed a bit of time to soften. Representative of Latour pedigree. Strong and masculine.

    over 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (1996 Vintage) Concentrated, Cassis, Mineral, Full-bodiedWine Advocate - 1st Growth, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France-" A spectacular Latour...phenomenally sweet, pure aromas of cassis infused with subtle minerals. This massive offering possesses unreal levels of extract, full body, intensely ripe, but abundant tannin, and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute."
  • Robert Parker
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/01/2007
  • Robert Parker
    (1940 Vintage) Rating: 92+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on May-00.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/00.