Red

1996 Château Latour Grand Vin

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 191

  • BROpus One Likes this wine: 96 points

    March 22, 2020 - Drinking very well right now. 2+ hour decant and it opened up with big time earthy, cedar and mushroom nose. This and the 96 Margaux are in great spots right now.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Wine by Bok wrote: 97 points

    March 8, 2020 - Had many bottles of Latour 96, this was another bottle that I feel exactly the same as previous bottles, good but not great. Definitely not worth the RP100 rating, as the Lafite 96 sibling suppressed this Latour with no effort. Very typical Latour nose, strong Pauillac style. Content was very slightly green and very thick juice.more tasting note in finewines.com.sg

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • dream Likes this wine: 95 points

    February 25, 2020 - This was the most interesting of the first growths tonight because it actually put on weight in the glass. In the past, I've mistaken this for being not quite up to snuff in '96 but now it's clear to me that the wine just needs tons of time and there is great depth underneath. Black-fruited with a clear taste of walnuts and sweet earth to go along with the tobacco and graphite mineral notes. The finish remains quite structured with great precision and cut. Keep this cellared for another decade at least. 95+

  • liber Likes this wine: 96 points

    February 21, 2020 - Chez W, decanted an hour, perfect cork and level, amazingly little changed from my Feb 15 note, truly aristocratic and with a long life and readily identifiable blind as Latour, just a little 4-square by comparison with the sensational and young Lafite 96 on same night which also showed just a touch more complexity. Both have the scope to gain near perfect marks when fully mature and continue developing beyond 50 years. Currently VF (18.5).

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Matt Scott Likes this wine: 97 points

    January 18, 2020 - Decanted for an hour. This is well within its stride and drinking phenomenally well. Blackberry, cassis, leather, a little oak, pencil shavings, sous bois and mineral. Such a round, plush middle palate and a finish that does not quit. So musical and very fine tannins that are lingering in the background. This stunning bottle has a long life ahead and is a true pleasure. I can see this lasting many years to come. Drink now -.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Neal Martin
    In Excelsis: Château Latour 1887 – 2010 (Jul 2018), 7/18/2018 (link)

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

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  • By Richard Hemming MW
    5/15/2018 (link)

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

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Vintage Tastings

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/17/2011 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

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

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    Latour at Latour, 12/7/2009

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

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  • By Rachel Shaughnessy
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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    1995 vs 1996 Bordeaux, 10/27/2008

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/8/2006 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/30/2006 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1998, IWC Issue #78 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/12/2014 (link) 95 points

    (Château Latour Grand Vin) Bricking dark red violet color; lifted, cedar, tobacco, tart currant, light menthol nose; velvety textured, tart red currant, cedar, tobacco, menthol palate with firm tannins yet; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/25/2003 (link) 95 points

    (Château Latour Grand Vin) Chateau Latour Vertical with Robert Parker and Latour's Frederic Engerer: Olive and oregano nose, with earth and berries showing too after 30 minutes in the glass; good opening notes of cedary fruit; nice, lighter tasting mid-palate of herbaceous fruit; herbaceous tannins on the finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Latour
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Grand Vin
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac
  • UPC Codes 0400009708967, 263998504855, 606899700436

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 522 (4%)
  • In Cellars 9,738 (76%)
  • Consumed 2,520 (20%)

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