1998 Ch Latour, 1er Cru Classé, Pauillac

Tasting Notes

Jancis Robinson MW 18.5/20
Dark, youthful crimson. Gorgeous combination of fruit and structure. Cool and smart and not a shouty wine. Pure. Tasted November 2018

Jancis Robinson MW 18.5/20
Minerals and savour and sappiness. Certainly nothing as simple as fruit! Although in this vintage Latour does not outshine the others as obviously as in some more recent years. Really sappy perfume. Great rich spread across the palate is impressive. Density and energy. Dry finish. Good lift. Suitably dense and very mineral. But polished too." March 2011

Neal Martin 93/100
A deep garnet core with a deep crimson rim. I was never convinced about this wine when I tasted it at en primeur and contrasted against its contemporaries in this horizontal, its deficiencies are all too visible. Moderate intensity on the nose, open and expressive with notes of black fruits, wild hedgerow, pencil lead, dried leaves, roasted herbs, perhaps lacking the freshness and vigour of say Haut Brion 1998. The palate is medium-bodied, very harmonious and surprisingly fleshy for Latour, with rounded supple tannins, a certain lushness that you infrequently find here, a touch of spice on the finish. But it lacks the tautness, the tension, the depth and grip of a truly great Latour and against Haut Brion, it shows like the bantamweight of First Growths, a bantamweight Latour? Approach with caution in 2-3 years. Tasted March 2008. Robert Parker wineadvocate


Colour Red Origin France
Region Bordeaux Claret ABV 13.00%
Drink From 2013 Drink To 2028
Special occasion, Fine Wine, Wine for the Cellar

£4,850.00per 12 bottles

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