1978 Latour 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac | First Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
1978 Latour
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Jancis Robinson | 17.5

Magnum. Like the 1983, one of the richer vintages in this collection, although as Engerer reminded us this was a vintage that looked for many weeks as though it would never ripen and was saved by some fine weather in September. Nowadays, crop thinning and greater risk-taking would probably result in riper wines. Sinewy and complex. Good for drinking now.

Drink Dates: 1992-2010
Author: Jancis Robinson

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Wine Advocate | 90

Medium garnet-colored with moderate amber at the edge, the 1978 Latour offers a spicy, saddle leather, tobacco, dried herb, earthy nose with sweet fruit trying to poke through. Interestingly, new oak also makes an appearance in the flavors. Medium-bodied, elegant, and fragrant, but possibly beginning to dry out, this fully mature wine requires consumption over the next decade.

Drink Dates: 2000-2010
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 129

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Wine Spectator | 92

Better than I anticipated. A sleek and racy wine.Ruby-amber color. Aromas of cedar, cigar box,tobacco, mint and mushrooms, with hints of redfruits, follow though to a medium body with finetannins and a long, silky finish. Excellent now,but a little more bottle age would only improveit.--Latour vertical.

Drink Dates: 2005+
Author: James Suckling

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Score: 91
Author: Wang Chong
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 03/03/2010
1.5L strong,
Score: 95
Author: Gregory H928
Tasted On: 11/07/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2011
Tasted 11/7/09. Cork was intact but may not last more than another year or two. Took about 1 hour to open up. Velvety smooth with nose and taste of earth. Fragrant with fruit after 30 years! Amazing wine. Drink now!
Score: 93
Author: Robert L866
Tasted On: 02/06/2006
Drink Dates: 2000-2015
Gotham B&G, "no tail por la chica", a very good sign mature, good balance thru nose, palate and swallow, brickish red color almost to center of glass, great, mature bordeaux, drink

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