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1996 Chateau Latour Pauillac - 375ML

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$260.00

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IWC 95+
WA 99
WS 96

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Wine Details

Bottle Size 375ml
Vintage 1996
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Producer Chateau Latour
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Color Red
Country France
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Price $260.00

International Wine Cellarage (IWC) Review

IWC 95+
Saturated ruby-red. Dark berries, violet, licorice and a note of torrefaction. Explosive, pure flavors are almost too big for the mouth. Finishes with big, sweet tannins and expanding, exhilarating flavors of pruneaux and crystallized dark berries. Perfectly integrated oak. A great Latour.

Wine Advocate (WA) Review

WA 99
A spectacular Latour, the 1996 may be the modern day clone of the 1966, only riper. This vintage, which is so variable in Pomerol, St.-Emilion, and Graves, was fabulous for the late-harvested Cabernet Sauvignon of the northern Medoc because of splendid weather in late September and early October. An opaque purple color is followed by phenomenally sweet, pure aromas of cassis infused with subtle minerals. This massive offering possesses unreal levels of extract, full body, intensely ripe, but abundant tannin, and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute. Classic and dense, it displays the potential for 50-75 years of longevity. Although still an infant, it would be educational to taste a bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050.-Robert Parker

Wine Spectactor (WS) Review

WS 96
Fabulous aromas of crushed raspberries, plums and blackberries. Mind-blowing nose. Full-bodied, with soft and silky tannins and a long caressing finish. Hard not to drink now, but leave it alone. Best after 2010. 17,000 cases made. -JS
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