Chateau Latour, 1970

Pauillac Premiere Grand cru Classe
Level High Shoulder | Lightly bin-soiled labels

Bottle size: 75cl

Price:

$599.97 USD

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Description

The 1970 Latour is one of the top performing wines of the 1970 vintage scoring an impressive 98/100 Parker Points. These bottles have been cellared well for almost 5 decades.

Rating 98 Parker points.
One of the top two or three wines of the vintage (Petrus and Trotanoy are noteworthy rivals). The opaque garnet color is followed by a huge, emerging nose of black fruits, truffles, walnuts, and subtle tobacco/Graves-like scents. Full-bodied, fabulously concentrated and intense, with a sweet inner-core of fruit (a rarity in most 1970 Medocs), and high but well-integrated tannin, this enormously endowed, massive Latour should hit its prime by the end of the century and last for 2-3 decades thereafter. This is will be the longest-lived and potentially most classic wine of the vintage. Parker Wine Advocate

..Very deep, almost opaque garnet colour with youthful rim. Very backward, broody, sulky nose or scorched earth, leather and cigar box. Very smooth entry. Full-bodied and muscular, incredible concentration. Good depth. Notes of meat, dried blood, even gravy. Definitely a rich, savory Latour. Does not quite have the sophistication of the greatest Latour, its more the dimension of the wine that wows. Could drink this now but will age for years. Neil Martin Wine Journal Tasted 2004

Condition

Level High Shoulder | Lightly bin-soiled labels

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