Wine Spectator | Rating: 73Barely alive, with herb and tea character and a dry, acidic finish.--Georges de Latour Private Reserve vertical. 23,400 cases made.Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 88Last Tasted 3/92 This was an impressive showing for the 1973. At almost twenty years of age, it has matured gracefully. The color revealed a slight amber/orange rim, and the nose was full of ripe, sweet, black and red fruits intermingled with scents of oak and herbs. In the mouth, this silky, velvety textured wine exhibited fine richness, depth, and a smooth, lush, immensely enjoyable finish. Drink it over the next 5-10 years.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 147 bottles owned
- 48 collectors