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DescriptionChateau Latour 1996
"Deep garnet-black in color, the 1996 is classic Latour at its utmost. The nose offers a tantalizing array of complex notes including dried Chinese plums, toasted nuts, Indian spices and black olive tapenade over a core of dried cherries and aged meat. The palate is pure power that is stunningly balanced giving a generous level of fruit concentration perfectly offset by a high level of very finely grained tannins and seamless freshness. Possessing a finish that just goes on and on, this is as good as it gets." (100 pts. Lisa Perrotti-Brown, In Asia, Nov. 2012)
"A spectacular Latour, the 1996 may be the modern day clone of the 1966, only riper... 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." (99 pts. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #129, June 2000)
Estimate: $6,500 - $8,500.
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