Chateau Latour bin stained 1976 Chateau Latour
€ 289,19 (in Vat)
|Classification||Premier Cru Classe|
|Label||Bin stained, damaged|
I have had my share of arguments with Latour's staff over the relative merits of this wine, which I deem slightly shallow, lacking depth, and, for a Latour, somewhat hollow and angular on the palate. Of course, the chateau thinks differently, but the proof is, as always, in the bottle. The wine succeeds for the vintage, but this Latour is not likely to get better, only worse as the fruit continues to fade and the harsh tannins ascend.
Winespectator / James Suckling (87)
Rather light and nearing full maturity, this offers cigar box, herbal and woodsy aromas and flavors. Supple on the palate, yet firm on the finish.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 16/20 points.