1999 Latour, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 93
  • IWC 93
  • WA 93
  • JR 93

Reviews for 1999 Latour, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

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