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IWC 91+
WA 90
WS 89

Product Overview

Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 1998
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Producer Chateau Latour
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Color Red
Future Arrival No
Country France
Featured Product No
Price $453.00

International Wine Cellarage (IWC) Review

IWC 91+
Red-ruby. Deep aromas of cassis, licorice and lead pencil. Deeper than Les Forts but currently rather mute in the middle. Strongly minerally. Offers classic Latour structure and spine. Finishes with sneaky, subtle persistence.

Wine Advocate (WA) Review

WA 90
Not a blockbuster, the 1998 possesses a dark garnet/purple color in addition to a complex bouquet of underbrush, cedar, walnuts, and licorice-tinged black currants. Although medium to full-bodied and moderately tannic, it lacks the expansiveness in the mid-palate necessary to be truly great. Moreover, the tannin is slightly aggressive, although that is hardly unusual in such a young Latour. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2030

Wine Spectactor (WS) Review

WS 89
Plenty of currant, raspberry and mineral aromas, with hints of leaf and wet earth. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a tar, berry and cherry aftertaste. Slightly rustic for Latour. Not as exciting as I remember from barrel. Best after 2008.
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