Latour 1997

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPauillac
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

A flavourful, savoury Latour, without a great deal of density or power, the 1997 exhibits sweet, walnut-tinged, black currant fruit intertwined with minerals and subtle wood. Nicely textured, black currant fruit intertwined with minerals and subtle wood. Nicely textured with adequate acidity, ripe tannin, and a medium-bodied finish, this smooth effort should drink well for 10 years.

Score: 86Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

A flavorful, savory Latour, without a great deal of density or power, the 1997 exhibits sweet, walnut-tinged, black currant fruit intertwined with minerals and subtle wood. Nicely-textured, with adequate acidity, ripe tannin, and a medium-bodied finish, this smooth effort should drink well for 12-14 years. Drink 2000-2014

Score: 89Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (128), April 2000

Score: 90/91Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (122), April 1999

Score: 90/92Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (3), November 1998

It is composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. This deep ruby/purple-colored claret offers up evolved aromas of cranberry jam intertwined with black currants and Latour's tell-tale, intense minerality. By Latour's standards it is neither immense nor massive, but rather, elegant with a sweet, ripe attack, velvety tannin, medium body, and a round, graceful, stylish finish. This beautifully knit, harmonious Latour is already evolved for such a young age. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2018

Score: 90/92Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (116), April 1998

Slightly paler red colour with good depth. Quite open and light with good fruit flavour on the nose. On the palate, good acid and weight, fresh fruit and a long finish. 15.5pts. Lindsay Hamilton 16 Nov 01.

Score: 15.5Farr Vintners, April 1998

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