Château Latour, 1966 (half bottle)

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Château Latour, 1966 (half bottle)

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

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£525.00
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£525.00

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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Frédéric Ardouin Optimum Drinking: 2018-2030 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 103062 Fill Level: Level very top shoulder/base of neck. Label Quality: John Harvey & Sons import label. Label a little dusty but otherwise perfect.
Estate Notes

This Château Latour 1966 (half bottle) was purchased as part an excellent private collection. For decades the owner sourced all his wines from the established wine trade in the UK. With just one previous owner the provenance and condition for this bottle is therefore outstanding. John Harvey & Sons import label. Level very top shoulder/base of neck. Label a little dusty but otherwise perfect.

Recently tasted by Neal (Oct 2016) he describes this as pure class and a quintessential Pauillac. Although served from a magnum, the fact that he found it still showing youthful character and expects it to perform well through to 2030 proves this to be a quite extraordinary wine. The maturity level from a half bottle will be a little more advanced and will be a real treat to enjoy now.

Reviews

"The 1966 Latour remains an exemplar of the vintage, certainly one of the best, if not the best Left Bank wine of the vintage. Here, served blind, its quality was a beacon, quintessentially Pauillac with that trademark graphite seam through the intense black fruit, cold stone and a touch of tobacco. It remains undimmed by its age (though this was served from a magnum of impeccable provenance). The palate is medium-bodied and that graphite theme continues unabated, flanked by beautiful, precise and pure vestiges of black fruit. "Pure class" are the final two words of my tasting note and at 50 years old, they sum up this immensely impressive Château Latour." eRobertParker.com