1996 Château Latour - Pauillac
Wine Spectator: 96 Points
"Class in a glass. Very racy and fine. But closed and not giving much at the moment. Delicate aromas of minerals, berries and flowers follow though to a full-bodied palate with powerful tannins. Long, silky finish.--Latour vertical. Best after 2005."
Wine Advocate: 100 Points
"A spectacular Latour, the 1996 may be the modern day clone of the 1966, only riper. This vintage, which is so variable in Pomerol, St.-Emilion, and Graves, was fabulous for the late-harvested Cabernet Sauvignon of the northern Medoc because of splendid weather in late September and early October. An opaque purple color is followed by phenomenally sweet, pure aromas of cassis infused with subtle minerals. This massive offering possesses unreal levels of extract, full body, intensely ripe, but abundant tannin, and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute. Classic and dense, it displays the potential for 50-75 years of longevity. Although still an infant, it would be educational to taste a bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050." -Robert Parker
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