1990 Latour, Pauillac
This is one of my favorite wines ever. 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. It's hard not to drink it now.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium-deep red. Great vibrant nose of redcurrant, licorice, minerals and tobacco, along with a minty austerity. 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. Drink 2008 through 2040.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-brick colored, the 1990 Latour 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. (LPB)
Very dense, very classic, very youthful. Not ready really with masses of tannin and density but great class and no austerity. Great blend of Latour minerality and 1990 ripeness. (19/20 points)
From an opulent, well-structured, classic Bordeaux vintage.