Latour 1986

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPauillac
ColourRed
TypeStill

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Bordeaux1986Latour

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Tasting Notes

The 1986 has consistently been outstanding, falling short of being sublime. The Medium bodied, austere, but youthful, vigorous, and concentrated , this wine still requires 4-5 years of cellaring. It is surpassed in this vintage (which favoured the northern Médoc and Cabernet Sauvignon)by its rivals, Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild. Anticipated maturity 2005-2020

Score: 90+Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

Tasted from my cellar, the 1986 has consistently been outstanding, falling short of being sublime. The spicy, peppery bouquet reveals aromas of dried herbs and red currant fruit. Medium-bodied, austere, but youthful, vigorous, and concentrated, this wine still requires 4-5 years of cellaring. It is surpassed in this vintage (which favored the northern Medoc and Cabernet Sauvignon) by its rivals, Lafite-Rothschild and Mouton-Rothschild. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2020.

Score: 90+Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (129), June 2000

This wine has developped in a perplexing manner, although it still needs another5-10 years of bottle age before it reaches that magical plateau of maturity. The color remains dark murky garnet with some purple at the edges. The nose has developped Latour's classic aromas of black currants and walnuts, as well as scents of tar, earth, and a touch of peppery herbs. This medium- to full bodied wine possesseshigh tannin and excellent to outstanding concentration. Latour will always be considered somewhat of a disappointment for the vintage. It is well behind its rivals -Chateau Margaux, Lafite-Rothschild, and Mouton-Rothschild. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2015

Score: 90Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (3), November 1998

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