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53 Ratings
Château Latour Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé

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

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 103, July/August 2002 ($625-$695) Dark red, with an amber rim. Liqueur-like aromas of plum, roasted meat, mocha, tobacco, truffle and burnished oak. Fat, lush and smooth, with explosive fruit and powerful underlying backbone. Massive but not at all heavy. Wonderfully tactile wine, finishing with big, chewy-but-ripe tannins and great persistence. (My second bottle showed even more class and delineation, and rat...
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 129
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 129 on Jun-00
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator