1990 Latour, Chateau Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WS 100
  • IWC 98
  • NM 98
  • JR 96
  • WA 94

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$785.00

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Reg: $850.00

$785.00

This product is
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WS 100
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 2005
This is one of my favorite wines ever. Full-bodied with layers of silky fruit and masses of currant mineral and berry character. Amazing. It's a wine with perfect structure perfect strength. It's 1961 Latour in modern... This is one of my favorite wines ever. Full-bodied with layers of silky fruit and masses of currant mineral and berry character. Amazing. It's a wine with perfect structure perfect strength. It's 1961 Latour in modern clothes. It's hard not to drink it now. '89/'90 Bordeaux non-blind horizontal. Best after 2008. -JS
IWC 98
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2002
Medium-deep red. Great vibrant nose of redcurrant licorice minerals and tobacco along with a minty austerity. Thick and large-scaled like an essence of Pauillac. Really explodes in the middle palate. Incredible unfolding... Medium-deep red. Great vibrant nose of redcurrant licorice minerals and tobacco along with a minty austerity. Thick and large-scaled like an essence of Pauillac. Really explodes in the middle palate. Incredible unfolding peacock tail of a finish. A monumental powerfully structured wine with great long-term aging potential. Drink 2008 through 2040.
NM 98
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2012
Tasted blind at The Arches. Poured from magnum, the 1990 Latour is a tour de force. It displays immense purity and precision on the nose with graphite and tobacco scents, a hint of dried rose petal and mahogany bureau... Tasted blind at The Arches. Poured from magnum, the 1990 Latour is a tour de force. It displays immense purity and precision on the nose with graphite and tobacco scents, a hint of dried rose petal and mahogany bureau developing with time. The palate is surprisingly backwards considering that it is already over two decades old. It is underpinned with very well judged acidity that lends it poise and grace. But the headline is simple the unadulterated, astounding exhibition of Cabernet Sauvignon that drives the 1990 forward to its intense crushed stone finish where you can almost taste those Pauillac pebbles. Although I have encountered a couple of mis-firing bottles, this is the real deal.
JR 96
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, June 2012
Very dense, very classic, very youthful. Not ready really with masses of tannin and density but great class and no austerity. Great blend of Latour minerality and 1990 ripeness. 19/20
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2012
Deep garnet-brick colored, the 1990 Latour displays mature sandalwood, leather and cigar box hints over dried berries and kirsch. The palate is evolved, offering a wonderfully spicy richness coupled by powdery tannins and... Deep garnet-brick colored, the 1990 Latour displays mature sandalwood, leather and cigar box hints over dried berries and kirsch. The palate is evolved, offering a wonderfully spicy richness coupled by powdery tannins and finishing long and savory. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 1990

Label

The wines of Chateau Latour need time to mature, generally at least ten or fifteen years, before they can be drunk. It is only then that the full complexity of the bouquet is expressed and the palate becomes sufficiently well integrated to be enjoyable and harmonious.

Winery

Latour, Chateau

Chateau Latour, one of Bordeaux’s oldest and most famous wine producers, is a First Growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. It’s located in Pauillac near the border with Saint-Julien.

Vines have existed on the property since the 14th century, but Chateau Latour first began producing wines of great quality in the early eighteenth century. The estate gradually came to specialize in wine production, with 38 hectares of vines in 1759 and 47 hectares in 1794.

The vineyard currently has 78 hectares in production. The grapes from the 47 hectares surrounding the chateau, known as “L’Enclos”, are used in the production of the Grand Vin. The 30 hectares outside of the Enclos are used for the Forts de Latour and the Pauillac wines. The estate is planted with about 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot on gravelly hilltops and clay subsoil.