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1999 Château Latour

abv 13.0%
  • 94 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52801-1999

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Big, yet racy '99. Shows blackberry aromas, with a hint of spice, and is full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit, firm tannins and a dark chocolate and coffee aftertaste. Wonderful texture. Goes on and on. 13,330 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Full red-ruby. High-pitched aromas of red- and blackcurrant, minerals and leather. Wonderfully harmonious in the mouth, with compelling sweetness of fruit but also superb grip. A lush, rich wine that already displays impressive inner-mouth perfume. Finishes with broad, essentially gentle tannins. Doesn't quite possess the grip or thrust of the '01, but this is wine-of-the-vintage material.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2002
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Medicinal and sinewy on the nose. Exciting and vibrant. Deep-flavoured. Long but the tannins are still very evident (though in this case there seems to be enough fruit to stand up to them). Ambitious - needs quite a bit of time yet.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Readers looking for a modern day version of Latour's magnificent 1962 or 1971 should check out the sensational 1999 Latour. It is a big, concentrated offering, exhibiting a dense ruby/purple color, and a classic nose of minerals, black currants, leather, and vanilla. The wine is long, ripe, and medium-bodied, with high levels of sweet tannin. This surprisingly full, concentrated 1999 should be drinkable in 5-6 years; it will last for three decades.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: 2006-2036
    Author: gm
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Dense ruby purple-colored, with hig degree of acidity and tanin Long and full-bodied. This Latour needs to be decantered for minimum of 2 hours and then 2 hours in the glass. At first the wine was a major disappointment with its high acidity, but after time it was superb. Save till 2015 and try again. This could be a great Latour.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2030
    Author: NC
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Stephen G41
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drink Dates: 2014-2029
    Author: Jito72
  • Self | Rating: 95

    A smorgasbord of sweetly earthy elements began to settle into a poetic maturity, right on cue. Dried mushrooms, truffles, damp earth, and cracked peppercorns brought my toes to a tingle. While the palate brought forth elements that evoked dried meats, heady black chocolate, blueberries and cr?me de cassis that were so suave and rich, and oh so long. I couldn'thelp but think of a plump, low acid Brunello for comparison sake (coming from me, that is a quintessential complement!). Beginning it?s bottle bouquet period of maturity w/ style and grace, but aint goin? anywhere soon!
    Drink Dates: 04-01-2008
    Author: Brad Coelho
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Destined to be a forgotten vintage, the '99 Latour is a workman?s wine that will provide good, but relatively unexciting drinking in the coming years. Green apple and smoky oak in the nose with diffuse dark fruits and milk nuances. Sharply acidic in the mouth but attractive round oak comes through on the mid palate. Rather forward now but tannins are significant and prominent. Rather unexciting compared to its bigger brethren. Much tighter (as it should be) then the '99 Les Forts.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2020+
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating:

    I have tasted many Grand Vin Chateau Latour's. One of my favorites. Give this wine time to refine, and it will be one of a kind. A very good medium term investment. I rate this personally at 95 plus points and it will get better.
    Author: Gregory W634
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Ready to drink, I would not keep for more than 5 years. Wonderful, elegant, deep, black berries, prune, toasted, moka, velvet etc.
    Author: Thierry27
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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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1526 bottles owned
  • 301 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 301 collectors)