Château Latour, 1996

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Château Latour, 1996

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France



  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12


Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 78%, Merlot 17%, Cabernet Franc 4%, Petit Verdot 1% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Frédéric Ardouin Optimum Drinking: 2017-2050 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: Code: 101205 Alcohol: 12.5%
Estate Notes

Château Latour 1996 is a massively concentrated wine built for the long-haul.

1996 was a great Bordeaux vintage for the left bank (the northern Médoc in particular), with many sensational wines showing why it is the finest winemaking district on earth: powerful, full-bodied Cabernets like Latour that require considerable ageing to reach their full potential. 


“Deep garnet-black in color, the 1996 is classic Latour at its utmost. The nose offers a tantalizing array of complex notes including dried Chinese plums, toasted nuts, Indian spices and black olive tapenade over a core of dried cherries and aged meat. The palate is pure power that is stunningly balanced giving a generous level of fruit concentration perfectly offset by a high level of very finely grained tannins and seamless freshness. Possessing a finish that just goes on and on, this is as good as it gets."

"Fabulous aromas of crushed raspberries, plums and blackberries. Mind-blowing nose. Full-bodied, with soft and silky tannins and a long caressing finish." Wine Spectator