International Wine Cellar | Rating: 98($469-$658) Medium-deep red. Great vibrant nose of redcurrant, licorice, minerals and tobacco, along with a minty austerity. Thick and large-scaled, like an essence of Pauillac. Really explodes in the middle palate. Incredible unfolding peacock tail of a finish. A monumental, powerfully structured wine with great long-term aging potential.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: July/August 2002
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 19Bright, dark cherry red. Though definitely not that deeply coloured. Very firm on the nose - denser than the Lafite and Margaux 1990s tasted alongside. Very fresh start and then lots of bloodiness and minerals. Very intense and deep with some well-disguised tannins on the end. Very grown up. Dry finish. Good attack but no flattering sweetness. Needs time still.Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95This is one of the more perplexing Latours to evaluate. It has plenty of sweetness as well as a gorgeous, rich fruitiness, but it lacks the firmness one finds in more recent great vintages such as 1996, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2008. There is plenty of sweet, ripe currant fruitiness, abundant glycerin, and full body, but I’m still waiting for that extra nuance of complexity to emerge. It’s all there, but the wine still seems to be more monolithic than one would expect in a wine approaching 19 years of age. It is not the sure-fire winner I thought it was in its youth, but then again, I don’t have any reason to doubt that more complexity will emerge. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. Release price: ($1500.00/case)Drink Dates: 2016 - 2035Author: Robert ParkerIssue: 183
Wine Spectator | Rating: 100This 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. '89/'90 Bordeaux non-blind horizontal.Drink Dates: 2008+Author: James SucklingIssue: Feb 28, 2005
Vinous | Rating: 95The 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”. There are probably few Latour wines as enjoyable this, even if it is certainly not faultless. Tasted at the International Business & Wine Latour dinner at Ten Trinity.Drink Dates: 2018 - 2038Author: Neal MartinIssue: Jul 2018
Self | Rating: 96Drink Dates: (05-30)Author: winefolio
Self | Rating: 96Author: rsfj
Self | Rating: 96Author: RWG III
Self | Rating: 98Drink Dates: 2008-2020Author: Jerry
Self | Rating: 98Double blind. Super Bowl 2017. Falcons vs Patriots. WOTN Roses. Earth. Good acid. Integrated tannin, but still plenty of fruit. Many more years left. Opened the bottle at 9:30 the night before and recorked after pouring a small taste. Retasted the next morning. Decided to decant about an hour and a half before drinking. Showed beautifully.Author: JD
Self | Rating:Excellent. Tasted on Janet's BirthdayAuthor: GW
Self | Rating: 95One of the best buys I ever made was buying 1990 Latour for $35 each when Liquor Barn went out of business in the early nineties. As a result, I have always had a soft spot in my heart for this vintage. Despite my fond remembrances, every time I have tasted the '90 I have found it to be not nearly as good as the pundits say it is. A complex/herbal nose of sweet fruit, green pepper, espresso, smoky raisins, Milky way bars, and dust. Chimerical bouquet. Beautifully elegant on the palate with a lengthy fruit finish. Raisiny fruit flavors with herbal overtones.Drink Dates: 2009-2015Author: Daniel B
Self | Rating: 95YoungAuthor: marv
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White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of and , and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of .
is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.
The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as , , and in and . These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.
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