1999 Chateau Latour, Pauillac [RP-94pts]


8 in stock

Tasting Notes:

94 points Jeb Dunnuck

Reminding me slightly of the 2001, the 1999 Château Latour offers an utterly classic Latour elegance and complex in its beautiful dark fruits, lead pencil, cedarwood, dried tobacco, and assorted spice-like aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied on the palate, it has a balanced, mature, seamless mouthfeel, polished and integrated tannins, and a great finish. It’s not a blockbuster but excels on its finesse and complexity. I was able to follow this bottle for two days, and it never showed a hint of oxidation or fatigue, and unquestionably has another two decades of longevity. There’s no need to delay gratification, however, since this beauty is drinking at point. (8/2021)

94 points Wine Advocate

The 1999 Latour doesn’t quite dominate the competition the way the 1994 does, but it, too, is a lovely wine, exhibiting notes of blackcurrants, cigar wrapper, rich soil tones and creamy new oak. Medium to full-bodied, deep and impressively concentrated, with velvety tannins, ripe acids and a long, expansive finish, it is showing beautifully today. (WK) (2/2022)

93 points Int’l Wine Cellar

Full red-ruby. High-pitched aromas of red- and blackcurrant, minerals and leather. Wonderfully harmonious in the mouth, with compelling sweetness of fruit but also superb grip. A lush, rich wine that already displays impressive inner-mouth perfume. Finishes with broad, essentially gentle tannins. Doesn’t quite possess the grip or thrust of the ’01, but this is wine-of-the-vintage material. (ST) (6/2002)

93 points Wine Spectator

Focused and fresh, with milk chocolate and berry aromas. Subtle and refined on the nose. Full-bodied and very elegant, featuring a solid core of ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. So much finesse here. Still tight, needing time in the bottle to open. No longer big, this is in just the right proportions for the vintage. (JS) (5/2010)

Bottle Size:

750 mL

Storage History:

Always stored in a climate controlled cellar. Perfect provenance.


Some minor label marks, just due to age, but overall outstanding condition. Your bottle will be in the same condition as the one pictured in the photographs.