Château Latour "Les Forts de Latour" 1986
• Domaine: Château Latour
• A.O.C.: Pauillac
• Classification: Second Wine, First Growth, 1èr Grand Cru Classé in 1855
This bottle was released from the cellar of Château Latour in 2018.
"Tasted from my cellar, the 1986 has consistently been outstanding, falling short of being sublime. The spicy, peppery bouquet reveals aromas of dried herbs and red currant fruit. Medium-bodied, austere, but youthful, vigorous, and concentrated, this wine still requires 4-5 years of cellaring. It is surpassed in this vintage (which favored the northern Medoc and Cabernet Sauvignon) by its rivals, Lafite-Rothschild and Mouton-Rothschild. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2020." - Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate (6/25/2000, Issue 129), Ratings: 90
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