Robert Parker 98 | CellarTracker 96 | WineIsuppose 98
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Robert Parker believes the Latour 1970 sometimes has bottle variation: it might be barrel related. I personally have consistently had nothing but great experiences with the 1970 Latour vintage. This truly is one of the most refined and overwhelmingly beautiful Latour's I have ever had the pleasure of drinking at quite a number of occasions. The immense complexity, subtle depth and integration of fruit and oak is nothing short of perfect. The wine has tremendous harmony, multiple layers of complexity, loads of fruit and a rich palete of wide variety of flavors, and a long, looong finish. In my experience a "must have tasted" at least once. Brilliant.
| Eugene Bergen, WineIsuppose
On my birthday. This is very beautiful wine. Very dramatic that's getting close to 1961 and 1982. Medium to full-bodied, silky and elegant. I think I'm very lucky to drink it at this moment of its 40 years old wine. Aftertaste is like an angel sings and very long sensational finished, I can not finish the bottle: 99 points
| My favorite cellartracker critic: Nopakkit
Tasted at dinner at Domaine de Chevalier. The Latour 1970 can be such a variable beast. This is certainly one of the better, more representatie bottles. Deep garnet in colour, nice limpidity in the glass. It has a beautiful nose that to be honest, sweeps aside the respectable Domaine de Chevalier 1970 poured alongside, like a lord dismissing his servant with a swish of his hand. Graphite, wild black fruit, freshly rolled tobacco and a faint hint of truffle. The palate is medium-bodied and after forty years, still quite austere but the balance is nailed. Masculine and foursquare, a Latour with a lot of horsepower, but not necessarily revving in top gear, at least not after four decades. Lovely cedar and mint on the long, long finish. Wonderful. I do not thing this wine will get any better, but a divine vinous experience now.
| Neil Martin
|Region||France | Bordeaux | Pauillac|
|Bottle size||Standard bottle (0,75 liter)|
Bottles in perfect condition: Labels and capsules excellent. Levels into the neck. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.
|When to drink||2012-2025|