1998 Latour, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JR 95
  • IWC 91
  • WA 90
  • WS 90

Reviews for 1998 Latour, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

JR 95
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, April 2008
Minerals and savour and sappiness. Certainly nothing as simple as fruit! Although in this vintage Latour does not outshine the others as obviously as in some more recent years. Really sappy perfume. Great rich spread... Minerals and savour and sappiness. Certainly nothing as simple as fruit! Although in this vintage Latour does not outshine the others as obviously as in some more recent years. Really sappy perfume. Great rich spread across the palate is impressive. Density and energy. Dry finish. Good lift. Suitably dense and very mineral. But polished too. 18.5/20
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2001
Red-ruby. Deep aromas of cassis licorice and lead pencil. Deeper than Les Forts but currently rather mute in the middle. Strongly minerally. Offers classic Latour structure and spine. Finishes with sneaky subtle... Red-ruby. Deep aromas of cassis licorice and lead pencil. Deeper than Les Forts but currently rather mute in the middle. Strongly minerally. Offers classic Latour structure and spine. Finishes with sneaky subtle persistence. 91(+?) points
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2001
Not a blockbuster the 1998 possesses a dark garnet/purple color in addition to a complex bouquet of underbrush cedar walnuts and licorice-tinged black currants. Although medium to full-bodied and moderately tannic it... Not a blockbuster the 1998 possesses a dark garnet/purple color in addition to a complex bouquet of underbrush cedar walnuts and licorice-tinged black currants. Although medium to full-bodied and moderately tannic it lacks the expansiveness in the mid-palate necessary to be truly great. Moreover the tannin is slightly aggressive although that is hardly unusual in such a young Latour. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2030.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2009
Plenty of raspberry dark chocolate and mint on the nose. Full-bodied with licorice and sweet tobacco character and a cedar undertone. Outstanding. Pop the cork.-'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now... Plenty of raspberry dark chocolate and mint on the nose. Full-bodied with licorice and sweet tobacco character and a cedar undertone. Outstanding. Pop the cork.-'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. 19165 cases made. -JS