1966 Latour, Pauillac
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The wine of the vintage, the 1966 Latour is a classic, old style Bordeaux that has required decades to become drinkable. A dark, opaque garnet color is followed by a fabulous nose of cedar, sweet leather, black fruits, prunes, and roasted walnuts, refreshing underlying acidity, sweet but noticeable tannin, and a spicy finish. This powerful, vigorous, immensely impressive, concentrated Latour has reached its plateau of maturity, where it will remain for another 10-20 years. (RP)
The 1966 is just about at its peak. Medium red color with an amber hue. Shows plum, iodine, tobacco and mint aromas. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and plenty of sweet plum, it goes on and on at the finish.
Still has a deep and bright colour, much deeper than 1966 Lafite. The nose is intense, with ample black fruit and leather aromas - it has a lot on offer. The palate displays an amazing acidity and is still very powerful: complex with some lovely leathery and truffle characters. Very long finish. Still youthful.