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1990 Château Latour

ITEM 8098317 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
frank7 3 $1,005 $3,015
s*d*r 0 of 1 $955 $0
rusmy 0 of 1 $855 $0
wooje5 0 of 1 $855 $0
Heart of… 0 of 3 $805 $0
3 $755
Item Sold Amount Date
I8195815 1 $780 Apr 24, 2022
I8195082 1 $780 Apr 24, 2022
I8187667 1 $780 Apr 24, 2022
I8187666 1 $780 Apr 24, 2022
I8187665 1 $780 Apr 24, 2022
I8187664 2 $780 Apr 24, 2022
I8178263 1 $780 Apr 17, 2022
I8116518 1 $1,100 Feb 20, 2022
I8116517 1 $845 Feb 20, 2022
I8098317 3 $1,005 Jan 30, 2022

RATINGS

100Wine Spectator

...Full-bodied, with layers of silky fruit and masses of currant, mineral and berry character. Amazing. It's a wine with perfect structure, perfect strength. It's 1961 Latour in modern clothes...

98Stephen Tanzer

...Thick and large-scaled, like an essence of Pauillac. Really explodes in the middle palate. Incredible unfolding peacock tail of a finish. A monumental, powerfully structured wine with great long-term aging potential...

95+ Robert M. Parker Jr.

...plenty of sweet, ripe currant fruitiness, abundant glycerin, and full body,...I don’t have any reason to doubt that more complexity will emerge.

19Jancis Robinson

...Very fresh start and then lots of bloodiness and minerals. Very intense and deep with some well-disguised tannins on the end. Very grown up...

94The Wine Advocate

... displays mature sandalwood, leather and cigar box hints over dried berries and kirsch. The palate is evolved, offering a wonderfully spicy richness coupled by powdery tannins and finishing long and savory.

PRODUCER

Château Latour

Château Latour’s long and noble history is summarized graphically on every bottle. The label shows the domaine’s famous tower, a symbol of the château's importance to regional politics and defense as early as the 14th century. And as one of the original four First Growth Bordeaux, the estate has become even more significant in the last 200 years as the producer of one of the world’s most legendary wines. Robert M. Parker Jr. has noted that the wine produced at Château Latour “has been an impeccable model of consistent excellence in great, mediocre and poor vintages.” After passing to British ownership from 1963 to 1993, the château was purchased in 1993 by Francois Pinault, one of France’s most successful businessmen and entrepreneurs. Vineyards total 163 acres, with 75% planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% to Cabernet Franc, 20% to Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot. The average age of the vines is 60 years. The chateau produces 180,000 bottles of Château Latour annually.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pauillac

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most famous appellation, thanks to the fact that it is home to three of the region’s fabled first-growth châteaux, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour. Perched on the left bank of the Gironde River north of the city of Bordeaux, Pauillac is centered around the commune of Pauillac and includes about 3,000 acres of vineyards. The Bordeaux classification of 1855 named 18 classified growths, including the three above mentioned First Growths. Cabernet Sauvignon is the principal grape grown, followed by Merlot. The soil is mostly sandy gravel mixed with marl and iron. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “the textbook Pauillac would tend to have a rich, full-bodied texture, a distinctive bouquet of black currants, licorice and cedary scents, and excellent aging potential.”