Latour 1959 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
98 VM / 96 RP
The 1959 Latour is a magnificent wine though, I have never met a perfect bottle since January 2000 (a bottle so great I can still taste it now!) This is a great example. The bouquet is more approachable and has more charm than the 1961 with slightly redder fruit intermingling with sage, burning embers, roasted chestnut and just a hint of game. The palate is beautifully balanced with a velvety texture and perfectly judged acidity. It has retained incredible depth, maybe less sensual than a few years ago, but adorned with a sense of comeliness that is nigh irresistible. Tobacco, black truffle and smoke begin to make their presence felt on the finish that just goes on forever. Wonderful. Tasted at the International Business & Wine First Growth Dinner at the Four Seasons. - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
Dark garnet with an amber edge, the 1959 Latour reveals a touch of volatile acidity in the nose, along with aromas of melted caramel, tobacco, and jammy red and black fruits. As the wine sat in the glass, notes of minerals, coffee, spice, and underbrush emerged. There is still copious tannin in the finish (I am not sure it will ever be fully resolved), but this sumptuous, complex, fragrant, super-rich Latour cuts a broad swath across the palate. Fully mature, it is best consumed over the next decade.