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1995 Château Latour

  • 96 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 93 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52801-1995

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    A beauty, the opaque dense purple-colored 1995 exhibits jammy cassis, vanillin, and minerals in its fragrant but still youthful aromatics. Medium to full-bodied, with exceptional purity, superb concentration, and a long, intense, ripe, 40-second finish, this is a magnificent example of Latour. As the wine sat in the glass, scents of roasted espresso and toasty new oak emerged. This classic will require considerable cellaring.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Black licorice, cedar, cigar box and fresh herbs. Full-bodied and very structured, with firm, silky tannins and a long finish. Needs time.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2009.
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Deep ruby-red color. More expressive aromas of crystallized dark berries, dark chocolate and animal fur. Lush and sweet; thick but delineated. Wonderfully concentrated. This, too, seems rather withdrawn today, but the strength of material is clear to see. Finishes with firm tannins and explosive fruit that goes on and on.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 1998
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Lustrous deep crimson almost right out to the rim still. Hint of mint on the nose - quite aromatic. Pretty. Charming for a Latour grand vin! Though there is a strong undertow of graphite. More intense than 1996.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Drink Dates: 2012-2050
    Author: gm
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: RhoneRanger
  • Anonymous | Rating: 83

    Drink Dates: 2007-2011
    Author: cabcellar
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Still nearly opaque at the core turning garnet at the rim with thick very slightly pigmented slow moving legs. Raw wood, smoky plum, and very intensely aged sweet rancio overtones (one would suspect poor storage yet the provenance of the bottle was impeccable). Brooding strength in the mouth with more power than even the '96 and 2000 Latours. Tannins are strong at the end but are beginning to round into form. Excellent length.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2025+
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating:

    was taken at the same time as the 2nd wine they were both great the latour better but still many years to go
    Author: hammer
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 5133 bottles owned
  • 538 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 538 collectors)