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Chateau Latour 1er Cru Classe 1996

Winery: Chateau Latour
Region: Pauillac
Wine: 1er Cru Classe
Variety: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 1996
Attributes
UOM: 750ml

Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 1996 Latour is a wine that continues to perplex. I just think that given the vintage, the team would have made a far superior wine nowadays. That said, it is still a very fine Pauillac. Here, it conveyed a sense of "airiness" on the bouquet, more backward and surly than other bottles tasted with attractive damp earth and leather aromas. It feels strict and uncompromising when compared to others. The palate is medium-bodied with light and supple tannin, tart red berry fruit, black pepper and plenty of tobacco indicating its Pauillac origins. This is a well balanced, correct and elegant Latour, not the powerhouse of the 2000 or 2005, yet continuing to give drinking pleasure unabated after two decades. Tasted December 2016.

95 Points - Neal Martin, The WIne Advocate, 229.

Price $1699.00
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