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1988 Latour Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pauillac - Red - First Growth

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Red Bordeaux Blend - First Growth
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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... More »

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94
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2004-2019
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.777%
Tasted On 06/25/2014

Mature

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Author Anthony D526
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.958%
Tasted On 02/15/2014
Drink Dates 2004-2025

Consistent notes except for cont'd softening of tannins with age; Med dark ruby w/amber edge; impressive nose; not too tannic; lovely Cabernet fruit; med.-full body; beautifully balanced, very ripe, almost sweet fruit; some of the leaness (esp. mid-palate) & hardness of the vintage but not austere, esp. for a Latour; long, complex, intense & elegant. Ready now but with plenty of life ahead.

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Author danbelov
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.238%
Tasted On 02/05/2013

chameleon wine, changes and changes and changes.

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Author rwpeter
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 12/15/2008

Very light, great flavor, subtle - went great with the lamb chops.

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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.259%
Tasted On 03/01/2004
Drink Dates 2004-2013

1988 is largely forgotten because of the stature of the 1989 and 1990 vintages that followed. Regardless, 1988 was a very good vintage and in 2003 well-selected 1988s offer very good bang for the buck in aged classified growth Bordeaux. The '88 Latour has always been a good wine but it has never elicited any wows from people when it has been opened around me. Dark colored at the core turning light garnet at the rim. A very big. herbal nose of chocolate and mature cassis and cherry. High toned in the mouth with light coffee and decayed, simple fruit flavors. Moderate length.

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