Château Latour vertical tasting (1937 to 2003) ((Wine Watch, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)): Showing its age, but quite charming. Obviously this wine is past its peak, but it's still quite drinkable. Dark plum, black currant, herbs, curry, barnyard, and leather. Subdued but quite elegant on the palate. Tannins have essentially resolved but there is still a nice mouthfeel and good balance on the palate. Impressive length on the finish. Good level of acidity to give this wine good freshness.
Beautiful color, magnificent nose, palate is full of ripe fruits, multi-layered and complex. Elegant and silky texture. This gorgeous beauty has not yet reached the end-plateau of of its evolution, impressive! WOTN of 36 great wines (mostly Bordeaux, incl. all 1ers) from "1966 & friends". Drink now-2030+.
A vibrant ruby-garnet, the 1955 Latour exhibits a perfumed bouquet of redcurrant, dried berries, cedar wood and walnuts. On the palate the wine is sweet, ripe and penetrating on the palate, with bright acids and melted tannins, but shows some signs of fragility after a few hours. A mature treat, but I imagine other bottles could be better.
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