Fine Wine Auction

September 10 - 18, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 356
CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1994 (1)
CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1996 (1) 95 WA
  • CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1994 (1)
CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1996 (1) 95 WA

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CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1994 (1)

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1996 (1)

Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé

Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 1996 Latour is a wine that continues to perplex. I just think that given the vintage, the team would have made a far superior wine nowadays. That said, it is still a very fine Pauillac. Here, it conveyed a sense of "airiness" on the bouquet, more backward and surly than other bottles tasted with attractive damp earth and leather aromas. It feels strict and uncompromising when compared to others. The palate is medium-bodied with light and supple tannin, tart red berry fruit, black pepper and plenty of tobacco indicating its Pauillac origins. This is a well balanced, correct and elegant Latour, not the powerhouse of the 2000 or 2005, yet continuing to give drinking pleasure unabated after two decades. Tasted December 2016. Drink: 2017-2040 WA 95

2 bts.    per lot $1,300 - $1,500

Realised: $1,470
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?