Red

1990 Château Latour Grand Vin

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac

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Community Tasting Note

  • Benoit Hardy Likes this wine: 98 points

    October 13, 2021 - Nose of a crazy class bringing together all that Bordeaux classism can do best: it is subtly earthy, grassy, leather, black fruit and cedar.

    Surprisingly fine on the palate where I expected power. The whole is still stunningly youthful, with aromas of undergrowth, truffles and spices. It's silky and complex, with incredible freshness, almost lace. A pure, racy and juicy wine, of great complexity with incredible depth and suppleness. It's still a great moment spent with a mature Bordeaux. Masterful finish on tobacco which combines power, softness and length.

    A grandiose, serene wine that imposes itself quite naturally.

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4 Comments

  • Moonie commented:

    10/13/21, 4:34 AM - I had this wine two nights ago and couldn't agree more with your notes.
    Great review. Marc

  • iainlo@gmail.com commented:

    10/13/21, 6:07 AM - how long did you open this wine before drinking? Sounds awesome. My previous experiences with Latour 90 were somewhat disappointing. The wine is tight, even after a couple of hours decanting. So I have stayed away for a few years - maybe time for a revisit given your wonderful note

  • Moonie commented:

    10/13/21, 10:28 AM - A friend brought this wine and said he decanted it at 11 a.m, then put it back in the bottle around 3 p.m. We started drinking it around 6:30 and finished at 8:30.

  • Benoit Hardy commented:

    10/13/21, 12:16 PM - Hello everyone;

    Thanks for your message. I opened it 6h before the service, and left it quietly for a slow aeration. It took 2h to drink it. I loved it, One of my most beautiful Bordeaux with Lafite 1986, Clinet 1989, Cheval Blanc 1982 or Montrose 1990!

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