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    Chateau Latour 1990
    Pauillac
    3bn
    Bottle (12)


    “The 1990 Latour is a First Growth intent on giving as much pleasure as 'vinously' possible. Undeniably, there is quite a bit of brettanomyces on the nose that renders this the most animally and feral of Château Latour wines in recent years and yet you cannot help but fall for its almost garish charms. Underneath lie scents of warm gravel, fennel, oregano and leather that are totally seductive. The palate translates the richness of the vintage although it has decayed, frayed at the seams a little in recent years. This is sumptuous Latour, a devil-may-care Latour, a 1990 that wears it heart on its sleeve, armed with a gorgeous truffle-tinged, almost animally finish that is not round but 'spherical.'” (95 pts. Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2018)

    "Deep garnet-brick colored, the 1990 Latour displays mature sandalwood, leather and cigar box hints over dried berries and kirsch. The palate is evolved, offering a wonderfully spicy richness coupled by powdery tannins and finishing long and savory." (94 pts. Lisa Perrotti-Brown, In Asia, Nov. 2012)

    "There is plenty of sweet, ripe currant fruitiness, abundant glycerin, and full body..." (95+ pts. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #183, Jun. 2009)

    "This is one of my favorite wines ever. Full-bodied, with layers of silky fruit and masses of currant, mineral and berry character. Amazing. It's a wine with perfect structure, perfect strength. It's 1961 Latour in modern clothes. It's hard not to drink it now.” (100 pts. James Sucking, Wine Spectator, Feb. 2005)


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