Ratings & Tasting Notes:
93 points James Suckling
Aromas of mint and currants with some spices. Full and velvety texture with fresh and clean fruit and a yummy finish. Drink it. (3/2012)
93 points Wine Spectator
Rich and ripe wine. Dark red color with an amber edge. Loads of meat, berry and tobacco character on the nose. Very rich. Full-bodied, with soft, velvety tannins and a long, ultraripe fruit finish. Still very fresh and young. (JS) (8/2000)
92 points Decanter
At 35 years old this still tastes like a young wine, even with evident sweet oak notes that make you almost do a double-take and check the date on the label. It has a lot of upfront impact and an enjoyable density to the blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, but perhaps a little less nuanced than its Pauillac neighbours at this point, and a shorter palate overall. The tannic grip is still evident, and this feels very much anchored in Pauillac, with touches of liquorice and mint. No third wine at the time, meaning the selection was a little less strict than it would become a few years later. The final few years of a long-ago era at Latour, when the estate was headed up by Jean-Paul Gardère and Henri Martin, with Lord Cowdray owner. (JA) (1/2021)
Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.
The bottle shown is the exact bottle being sold.
Some label damage as shown. Capsule scuffed slightly. Perfect fill level, color & clarity.