Drinking well, it takes little effort to discover the tobacco, cassis, cedar wood and earthy charms. Refined, and in between tannic austerity and elegance, the spicy, red fruits in the fresh finish pack a nice punch. This is a very good Bordeaux, but for Latour in a great vintage, it is missing that little extra something.
Very good but see the comments below. Tried along side the 99 Grange. Different styles but slightly disappointed this great wine from the top vintage of my life didn't blow me away...and I won't comment on the crazy price
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(Château Latour Grand Vin) Bricking dark red violet color; mature, tobacco, tart red currant, cedar, cigar box nose; tasty, velvety textured, tobacco, tart currant, cedar, cigar box, orange peel palate; long finish
(Château Latour Grand Vin) Chateau Latour Vertical with Robert Parker and Latour's Frederic Engerer: 1st bottle: Intriguing sandalwood, cedar nose; nice, concentrated fruit initially, with very sweet tannins, a hint of currant, but fades out to thin, strawberry flavor; light sandalwood finish. 94 points
Since the mid-palate faded out so much, I asked Parker how he thought the '90 was holding up. He said he was disappointed with it, that it was not representative of recent bottles he's had, and did not taste like the relatively young wine that it is. This comment resulted in us being poured from a second bottle. The second bottle was much younger tasting, with fresher fruit, and lovely, well-resolved tannins. 98 points
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