1995 Chateau Latour Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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DC 97 JL 96 WA 96 WS 94 NM 92
DC 97

Decanter, March 2022

The nose showed warm and sunny, baked black and red fruit on the nose and a supple but dense texture. The impressive level of tannin noted in earlier tastings is softening now, and the wine is ready to drink but will...
JL 96

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2013

The nose is developing nicely with its tobacco, smoke, cedar chest, earth, mint, blackberry and stone profile. The wine is powerful, fresh, long, structured to age and tannic, finishing with a powerful, clean, black...
WA 96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2012

Deep garnet-brick in color, the nose is well developed, displaying dried berry, leather, vanilla pod and anise notes with a faint whiff of potpourri. The palate is wonderfully fleshy and opulent with velvety, approachable...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, August 2007

Black licorice cedar cigar box and fresh herbs. Full-bodied and very structured with firm silky tannins and a long finish. Needs time.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2009. -JS
NM 92

Neal Martin's Wine Journal, November 2009

This is more open-knit on the nose compared to the 1996. Red fruits rather than black, touches of thyme and bacon fat, then smoke and embers. The palate is fleshy on the entry with grainy tannins, moderate weight though...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 1995
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.5%
Closure Cork

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.

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.

The 1995 Chateau Latour is a remarkable Bordeaux Blend that embodies the elegance and complexity of the Pauillac region in Bordeaux, France. With its deep garnet-brick color, this wine immediately captivates the eye, promising a sensory experience that will not disappoint.

On the nose, the 1995 Chateau Latour unveils a beautifully developed bouquet. Aromas of black licorice, cedar, cigar box, and fresh herbs intertwine, creating a symphony of scents. As you delve deeper, notes of dried berry, leather, vanilla pod, and a hint of potpourri emerge, adding layers of depth and intrigue.

Upon tasting, this wine impresses with its fleshy and opulent palate. The velvety, approachable tannins caress the tongue, while the wine's full-bodied structure provides a solid foundation. Flavors of blackberry, black cherry, and cassis dominate, complemented by hints of tobacco, smoke, and mint. The finish is long and memorable, leaving a lasting impression.

The 1995 Chateau Latour has received high praise from esteemed wine critics. Wine Spectator awarded this vintage a score of 94, noting its firm, silky tannins and the need for further aging until 2009. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate bestowed an even higher score of 96, highlighting the wine's well-developed nose, fleshy palate, and long finish. Neal Martin's Wine Journal also commended this vintage, emphasizing its elegance and fine tannins.

In 2013, Chateau Latour announced the re-release of their wines, including the 1995 vintage. The anti-counterfeiting measures incorporated into the label, bottle, and capsule ensure the authenticity and quality of this exceptional wine.

As the years have passed, the 1995 Chateau Latour has continued to evolve gracefully. Decanter awarded it an impressive score of 97, praising its warm and sunny nose, supple yet dense texture, and softening tannins. This wine is ready to be enjoyed now but will also reward those who have the patience to cellar it.

Overall, the 1995 Chateau Latour is a true masterpiece, showcasing the artistry and expertise of one of Bordeaux's most prestigious producers. With its complexity, structure, and captivating aromas and flavors, this wine promises an unforgettable experience for any wine enthusiast.