Red

1990 Château Latour Grand Vin

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2007 - 2031 (Edit)
CT95.7 277 reviews
1990
1990
1990
1990
1990
1990
1990
1990
1990
1990
1990
N.V.
N.V.
Label borrowed from 1989
1989
Label borrowed from 1989
1989
Label borrowed from 1989
1989
Label borrowed from 1989
1989
Label borrowed from 1991
1991
Label borrowed from 1989
1989
Label borrowed from 1989
1989
Label borrowed from 1989
1989
Label borrowed from 1991
1991
Label borrowed from 1989
1989
Label borrowed from 1991
1991
Label borrowed from 1989
1989
1 of 25

Community Tasting Notes 251

  • JeffO Likes this wine:

    October 25, 2019 - Wow still just a tannic monster. All seemed good and balanced on open and decant. One hour later I smelled a sour cellar smell and worried. But now 3 hours later and midway through the decanter, it is just a monster, well balanced and firmly right and still tannic as hell. Decades to go. Sweet Jesus.

    1 person found this helpful Comments (2)
  • Rob-Rah Likes this wine: 96 points

    October 23, 2019 - From 75cl. No decant. A very special wine. Very young still, and barely ready. Took a couple of hours to properly open up.

    Graphite, chocolate, cedar and stewed fruit. Floral, or at least freshly vegetal aspects. Very 1990, with that obvious bruised fruit and chocolate aspect. Someone in the notes below commented someone thought this might be right bank, and that's right on the money. This has the character of excellent Merlot/CabFranc, rather than any hint of cabernet austerity or even any of that pure cassis. Bruised plums, chocolate, haunting fragrance. Hints of truffle. The bouquet could almost be from Piedmont :P Palate is youthful. Stern structure, hints of leather, but with 1990 generosity: not a million miles away from the style and profile of the 1990 Cos d'Estournel. Sweetish and good without food. Almost hedonistic. Falstaff, not King Henry. This will go on for a couple of decades, though the acid is not terribly high I think and I don't think it will make exceedingly old bones.

    Criticisms..... perhaps a bit rustic in some ways, perhaps not quite as long and complex as it could be. Slightly hollow in the middle? Lacking a bit of precision really. Utterly enjoyable, though, perhaps, it's not as Pauillac and Latour as it should be.

    96(+?)

  • King Julien wrote: 98 points

    August 25, 2019 - Decanted 4 hours. Outstanding Bordeaux!

  • dream Likes this wine: 96 points

    August 1, 2019 - A great showing tonight of a Latour that seems fully developed and integrated. Just a beautifully layered wine with flavors of dark fruits, dark chocolate and walnuts that lead to an ultra-complex finish with notes of es of sweet earth and dazzling graphite minerals. Awesome. At Vaucluse.

  • Burgnick Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 10, 2019 - Decanted for three hours before serving. Graphite, pencil shaving, ripe black fruit, leather, perfume and cinnamon roll. Expressive and classy on the palate in a harmonious manner. Drinking in the zone. Likely to stay in this plateau for a long time.

1 - 5 of 251 More notes

Pro Reviews 35

Add a Pro Review

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews. Learn more.

Manage Subscriptions

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2019, Issue #80, Another Look At the 1989 and 1990 Bordeaux - Twin Vintages Have Taken Different Paths With Age

    (Château Latour) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Neal Martin
    In Excelsis: Château Latour 1887 – 2010 (Jul 2018), 7/18/2018 (link)

    (Latour Latour Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Neal Martin
    In Excelsis: Château Latour 1887 – 2010 (Jul 2018), 7/1/2018 (link)

    (Latour Latour Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival 2017 (Nov 2017), 11/1/2017 (link)

    (Latour Latour Red) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

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

    (Château Latour) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson
    4/16/2016 (link)

    (Ch Latour Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson
    5/25/2015 (link)

    (Ch Latour Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/4/2014 (link)

    (Ch Latour Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2012, Issue #40, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report

    (Château Latour) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/27/2012 (link)

    (Ch Latour Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Chicago Recap, 11/2/2011

    (Latour) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/15/2010 (link)

    (Ch Latour Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    From the East, 9/16/2010

    (Latour) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Killers, 2/5/2010

    (Latour) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Killers November, 2/5/2010

    (Latour) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Kapon
    Latour at Latour, 12/7/2009

    (Latour) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Rachel Shaughnessy
    7/7/2009 (link)

    (Ch Latour Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/16/2007 (link)

    (Ch Latour Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Mt. Sinai Benefit, 3/9/2007

    (Latour) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Kapon
    Latour Mouton Retrospectives, 6/30/2006

    (Chateau Latour) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/16/2005 (link)

    (Ch Latour Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Clos Ste. Hune Vertical at Tse Yang, Dinner in Vegas and a 2002 Blind Aussie Recap, 11/7/2005

    (Latour) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Kapon
    The 2002 Romanee Contis and a Mt. Sinai Hospital Charity Event, 2/13/2005

    (Latour) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Kapon
    The European Grand Jury, Vegas Style, 1/16/2005

    (Latour) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/5/2003 (link)

    (Ch Latour Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/7/2002 (link)

    (Ch Latour Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103 (link)

    (Chateau Latour Pauillac) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/28/2002 (link)

    (Ch Latour Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    The 1990 Clarets...To Have and To Hold (Nov 1993), 11/1/1993 (link)

    (Latour Latour) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/12/2014 (link) 96 points

    (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

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/20/2012 (link) 96 points

    (Château Latour Grand Vin) Dark red violet color; lovely, tart currant, pencil lead, tobacco nose; delicious, tart currant, tart plum, cedar, pencil lead palate; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/8/2011 (link) 94 points

    (Château Latour Grand Vin) Bricked, medium red violet color; lovely cedar, mushroom nose; poised, elegant, a little advanced, cedar, mushroom, mature tart plum palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/21/2010 (link) 96 points

    (Château Latour Grand Vin) Very dark red violet color; tobacco, pencil lead, mushroom, cigar box nose; elegant, cigar box, tart black fruit, mineral palate; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/21/2007 (link) 97 points

    (Château Latour Grand Vin) Nice scarlet red color with pale meniscus; rich, sexy, leather and mushroom nose; delicious, rich, cassis, concentrated but elegant, still very young; long finish 97+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/25/2003 (link) 98 points

    (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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Latour
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Grand Vin
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac
  • UPC Code 263998504855

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 83 (1%)
  • In Cellars 8,050 (78%)
  • Consumed 2,231 (22%)

Food Pairing

No food pairings available.

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  56 votes

More About This Wine

Articles

Report a Problem

Close
© 2003-19 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem

Close