Original
125 Ratings
Chateau Latour Pauillac

Wine Details

Style

Red

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(From 1988 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.

Winemaker's Notes

Red-ruby. Deep aromas of cassis, licorice and lead pencil. Deeper than Les Forts but currently rather mute in the middle. Strongly minerally. Offers classic Latour structure and spine. Finishes with s...

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/01/2007
  • Decanter
    (From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Fairly deep brick-red; sweetish nose, cedar, mushroomy; soft but stalky, drying out, quite butter finish; fairly short. Drink fast.
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 92+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1940 Vintage) Rating: 92+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1990 Vintage)