121 Ratings
Chateau Latour Pauillac

Wine Details





Wine Description

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.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1997 Vintage) One of Bordeauxs most concentrated rich and full-bodied wines. Latour is dark ruby in color and has a unique bouquet of fresh walnuts, leather, and black currants.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 1982 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 129
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1982 Vintage) Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 129 on Jun-00
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1982 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/00.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine.