1993 Latour, Pauillac
Slightly oxidized with a coffee and spice character, as well as fruit. Medium body. Tea, tobacco and some fruit.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A terrific wine for the vintage, Latour's 1993 reveals an opaque purple color, a backward, cedar, black walnut, cassis, and earth-scented nose, medium to full body, gorgeously rich, concentrated fruit, moderately high tannin (but no astringency), and a sweet, long, powerful finish. The wine does not possess any of the vegetal, green pepper characteristics of the vintage, nor any hint of hollowness or harshness. This wine may prove to merit an even higher rating. Is this vintage the modern day clone of the 1967 and 1971? Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025. Last tasted 1/97. (Bordeaux Book, 1998)
Very friendly for a young Latour. Lots of plum, Merlot character in this wine. Medium- to full-bodied, with fleshy fruit and soft and juicy tannins. Sweet fruit aftertaste.--Latour vertical. Drink now through 2015.
90-92 points Neal Martin: "Intense dark core with youthful rim. Aromas of damp earth, cooked meats and blackberry. Medium-bodied with firm tannins. Balanced with moderate complexity. A little abrupt on the finish. A superior 1993, although not my favourite off-vintage Latour. Tasted June 1999." (01/2000)