1997 Latour 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac | First Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
1997 Latour

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International Wine Cellar | 91

Medium red. Roasted currant, lead pencil, grilled nuts, tobacco and minerals on the nose. Smooth, vinous and concentrated, with lovely depth of flavor and ripe acidity for the vintage. Finishes with even tannins and excellent length. A very successful '97.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 90

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Wine Advocate | 89

A flavorful, savory Latour, without a great deal of density or power, the 1997 exhibits sweet, walnut-tinged, black currant fruit intertwined with minerals and subtle wood. Nicely-textured, with adequate acidity, ripe tannin, and a medium-bodied finish, this smooth effort should drink well for 12-14 years.

Drink Dates: 2000-2014
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 128

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Wine Spectator | 88

Delicious now. Lovely aromas of tobacco, toasted oak, cherry and meat. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a soft and fruity aftertaste.--Latour vertical.

Drink Dates: 2000-2015
Author: James Suckling


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Author: JeffWine
Tasted On: 10/16/2013
Drink Dates: 2002-2015
Score: 92
Author: Steven Song
Tasted On: 07/06/2009
Should have decanted for a longer period of time. We drank this after our '67 Latour, which was so much better in every aspect and overshadowed this great bottle.
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Author: Gregg F
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 04/19/2009
not bad for an off year. Little thin for a Latour but pleasant enough. Drink now.

About This Producer


Chateau Latour is among the First Growth properties classified in the Bordeaux 1855 Classification. The estate is situated in the southern portion of Pauillac, bordering St. Julien and the Gironde estuary. Latour is considered one of the longest-lasting First Growths, reflecting its high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon. The blend is typically 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The fruit is grown in vineyards with notably high levels of gravel and an ideal southeastern exposure. Latour is typified by its concentrated fruit and complexity. Young vintages are forward and jammy with multiple layers of fruit. Aromas include black-currant, cherry and prune, with a dusty bouquet of mint, leather, cedar, and tobacco. Chateau Latour can age a lifetime and should not be approached for ten to twenty years. Some of the best vintages include 1949, 1959, 1961, 1982, 1990, and 2000. Chateau Latour also produces a second wine called Les Forts de Latour and a third wine labeled simply Pauillac.

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