1995 Chateau Latour Pauillac Bordeaux - 750ml

1995 Chateau Latour Pauillac Bordeaux - 750ml

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1995 Chateau Latour Pauillac Bordeaux

Château Latour is one of Bordeaux's – and the world's – most famous wine producers. It is situated in the southeast corner of the Pauillac commune on the border of Saint-Julien, in the Médoc region. Rated as a First Growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, it has become one of the most sought-after and expensive wine producers on the planet, and produces powerfully structured Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant wines capable of lasting many decades.

The site has been occupied since 1331, with a fort and garrison to guard the estuary. Several smallholdings began to grow vines, and wine from the site gained recognition from Montaigne as early as the 16th Century. The original tower no longer exists; the famous tower featured on the label was designed as a pigeon roost and built around 1620.


Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1995
Rating 96 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Latour Chateau
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 96 RP - 1995 Chateau Latour Pauillac Bordeaux - 96 pts! I have been blown away by this wine on recent occasions, and all of my hopes for it being a prodigious example of Latour after bottling have proven to be correct. The wine is a more unctuously-textured, sweeter, more accessible Latour than the 1996. Wow! What a fabulous, profound wine this has turned out to be. It is unquestionably one of the great wines of the vintage, and will probably need 10-12 years of cellaring before it can be approached. The wine reveals an opaque purple color, and a knock-out nose of chocolate, walnuts, minerals, spice, and blackberry and cassis fruit. Exceptionally full-bodied, with exhilarating levels of glycerin, richness, and personality, this wine, despite its low acidity, possesses extremely high levels of tannin to go along with its equally gargantuan proportions of fruit. It is a fabulous Latour that should age effortlessly for 40-50 years. Under the inspiring leadership of its new owner Francois Pinault Latour appears to be returning to the old style classic blockbuster massive wines that were meant to last 40-50 years. As I indicated last year the 1994 Latour is the top first growth as well as a leading candidate for the wine of the vintage. It includes an atypically high percentage of Merlot in the blend. My enthusiasm from last year was renewed when tasting it in March 1995. It is a superbly rich concentrated full-bodied Latour with remarkable intensity. The opaque purple color is followed by a flattering open nose (Latour's black walnut/mineral-like character is well-displayed) with tons of fruit that bury any evidence of new oak. The wine exhibits fabulous intensity excellent richness a sweet inner-core of fruit and a powerful tannic but brilliantly well-defined long finish. Although extremely unevolved and backward it is not revealing any of the harsh astringency and tough tannin exhibited by some 1994 Medocs. This wine will shock many tasters who have not given the 1994 vintage much consideration. It is immensely superior to what Latour produced in 1989 1986 1985 and 1983. Look for it to be close to full maturity in a decade and last for at least 30-35 years.All of the wines in this segment were tasted between March 19 and March 28 in Bordeaux. Most of the important wines from both the 1994 and 1995 vintages were tasted three separate times during my ten-day stay in Bordeaux. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1995
Rating 96 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Latour Chateau
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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