Red

1976 Château Latour Grand Vin

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 52

  • Sanlucar wrote: 89 points

    October 7, 2019 - This is still alive but it's in the ICU and on life support. Actually, it was a bit boring - good color (dark red), a muted nose (soft berry notes with a little old woodsy character), and solid mouthfeel but overall a little disappointing considering the pedigree and the perfect condition of the bottle and cork.

  • Comte Flaneur wrote: 91 points

    February 1, 2019 - I drank a fair bit of 1976 Latour 20 years ago when you could pick it up for £60 a bottle from Bibendum IIRC. Back then it was already drinking well. A lovely mouthful of claret but nothing profound. But you could be thankful to find an affordable fully mature bottle of Latour to accompany your roast dinner. Twenty years later this wine is still on its drinking plateau, but like the slow boat to China it is going nowhere in a hurry. It is still pleasant but by Latour standards somewhat pedestrian. A cardigan and slippers Latour.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 90 points

    December 7, 2018 - A Birthday Celebration (Taste 222 - Chicago IL): Small glass, brief note. Ripe black fruit, cigarbox, savory spice with leather note. Charming start, softer middle, good weight on finish.

  • steinersing wrote: 92 points

    December 2, 2017 - good showing from this bottle - well integrated and mature purity. Not very long or dense, but clearly first growth quality.

  • etyc Likes this wine:

    May 19, 2017 - Best of the Worst (Vintages).

    Not the best Latour I've had - still showing very young. Started with a rather medicinal nose, which turned to notes of lead, earth after some time in the glass. Dark-fruited on the palate, with sufficient freshness and intensity to still last for some time to come...

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2017, Issue #71, Château Latour Bordeaux’s Longest-Lived First Growth

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/2/2011 (link) 85 points

    (Château Latour Grand Vin) Bricked, cloudy, medium dark red violet color; iodine, mature, tart black fruit nose; quite advanced, iodine, tart black fruit, menthol palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1976
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Latour
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Grand Vin
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 470 (73%)
  • Consumed 176 (27%)

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