1994 Chateau Latour - Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé - 1 Bottle (0.75L)

Description
1994 Chateau Latour - Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé - 1 Bottle (0.75L)
Red wine - France - 94/100 points, Robert Parker

1 bottle of Chateau Latour 1er Grand Cru Classé Pauillac

94/100 Robert Parker

This is an interesting as well as great vintage for Latour. As indicated in my barrel tasting report, Latour's 1994 possesses an atypically high percentage of Merlot (27%) in the final blend. Because of this, the wine appears to have a sweeter, more fleshy texture than is typical for a young Latour, but do not make the mistake of thinking this will be a commercially-styled, easy to drink wine. It exhibits an opaque dark ruby/purple color, and a backward, intense textbook nose of walnut and cassis scents complemented by smoky pain grille notes that build in the glass. This full-bodied, powerful, layered Latour reveals high tannin, but no bitterness or astringency. The superb purity, fabulous precision, and remarkable length should ensure 35-40 years of longevity. Readers will find more fat, flesh, and glycerin than usual for a young Latour (save for such great vintages as 1982 and 1990), but don't be deceived, this wine requires 8-10 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2035.

Personally chosen by Expert Daniel: I was lucky enough to try this vintage at the end of last year and thought it to be tasting very well indeed and would highly recommend.

Lot details
Mixed lot
No
Type
Red wine
Vintage
1994
Producer, Name of wine
Chateau Latour
Classification
1er Grand Cru Classé
Number of bottles
1
Bottle size
Bottle (0.75L)
Country
France
Region
Pauillac
Fill Level
Bordeaux bottle type, base neck fill level
Label Condition
Fully intact, readable label
Capsule/Cork condition
Fully intact metal capsule
Critic Score
94/100 points, Robert Parker
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