1999 Latour, Chateau Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WS 93
  • IWC 93
  • WA 93
  • JR 93

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WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2010
Focused and fresh with milk chocolate and berry aromas. Subtle and refined on the nose. Full-bodied and very elegant featuring a solid core of ultrafine tannins and a long long finish. So much finesse here. Still tight... Focused and fresh with milk chocolate and berry aromas. Subtle and refined on the nose. Full-bodied and very elegant featuring a solid core of ultrafine tannins and a long long finish. So much finesse here. Still tight needing time in the bottle to open. No longer big this is in just the right proportions for the vintage.-'89/'99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). Best after 2012. 13330 cases made. -JS
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2002
Full red-ruby. High-pitched aromas of red- and blackcurrant minerals and leather. Wonderfully harmonious in the mouth with compelling sweetness of fruit but also superb grip. A lush rich wine that already displays... Full red-ruby. High-pitched aromas of red- and blackcurrant minerals and leather. Wonderfully harmonious in the mouth with compelling sweetness of fruit but also superb grip. A lush rich wine that already displays impressive inner-mouth perfume. Finishes with broad essentially gentle tannins. Doesn't quite possess the grip or thrust of the '01 but this is wine-of-the-vintage material.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2012
Deep garnet colored with a touch of brick, the nose offers notes of cassis, tobacco leaf and tar with hints of tree bark and earth. The palate is taut and savory / minerally with very firm chewy tannins somewhat... Deep garnet colored with a touch of brick, the nose offers notes of cassis, tobacco leaf and tar with hints of tree bark and earth. The palate is taut and savory / minerally with very firm chewy tannins somewhat dominating the restrained fruit at this stage. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, June 2009
Medicinal and sinewy on the nose. Exciting and vibrant. Deep-flavoured. Long but the tannins are still very evident (though in this case there seems to be enough fruit to stand up to them). Ambitious - needs quite a bit... Medicinal and sinewy on the nose. Exciting and vibrant. Deep-flavoured. Long but the tannins are still very evident (though in this case there seems to be enough fruit to stand up to them). Ambitious - needs quite a bit of time yet. 18/20
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 1999

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.