Château Latour, 1999

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Château Latour, 1999

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France



  • Bottle
  • Case of 6


Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 25%, Cabernet Franc 4%, Petit Verdot 1% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Frédéric Ardouin Optimum Drinking: 2017-2032 Reviewer Rating: 93 Reviewer: Code: 100343
Estate Notes

Château Latour's 1999 comes from a very good Bordeaux vintage, and Latour made an absolute classic of its genre.

Château Latour needs no introduction – a world famous brand whose label commands huge respect and often price tags to match. But there is more to this great first growth than its hugely marketable name and label.

Latour is probably the most consistent of the Médoc's first growths in terms of quality. Even in tough Bordeaux vintages it manages to create wines that put many of its Bordeaux neighbours in the shade, and in doing so has justly earned its reputation among many critics as being the Médoc's finest wine.


"Deep garnet colored with a touch of brick, the nose offers notes of cassis, tobacco leaf and tar with hints of tree bark and earth. The palate is taut and savory / minerally with very firm chewy tannins somewhat dominating the restrained fruit at this stage."

"Focused and fresh, with milk chocolate and berry aromas. Subtle and refined on the nose. Full-bodied and very elegant, featuring a solid core of ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. So much finesse here." Wine Spectator