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1995 Latour

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1995 Latour from Chateau Latour, Pauillac, Bordeaux

In the pantheon of Bordeaux's finest years, the 1995 vintage stands as an illustrious testament to the region's winemaking prowess. At its zenith lies the 1995 Latour from Chateau Latour - a wine of profound structure and grace. My longstanding affair with the vintages of Chateau Latour affords me the privilege to discern the incremental nuances that each year imparts, and the 1995 is a singularly compelling chapter in this historical tapestry.

 

Capturing the Essence of a Vintage

The climatic rhythms of 1995 culminated in conditions favouring an exquisite ripening of grapes. With just enough warmth to nurture without scalding and an autumnal reprieve that provided harvesters with time's grace, the resulting wine is one imbued with charm and resilience. It was a year that encouraged depth and concentration, delicately wrapped in finery.

 

Investment Worthy: The 1995 Latour

The 1995 Latour presents investors with a strategic addition to their portfolios. One swirl of the glass releases an olfactory tapestry rich with cassis, truffles, and an alluring hint of pencil shavings - signatures of this legendary terroir. On the palate, it reveals an elegant structure - tannins finely woven into the fabric of dark fruits and earthy whispers. Drinking splendidly now, it also promises further chapters of complexity for those who can tender patience.

Through prudent analysis and comparison to its peers, the investment potential of 1995 Latour becomes glaringly apparent. Poised delicately between youth and maturity, this exquisite elixir strikes a thrilling chord for collectors and investors alike.

 

Summation: A Quintessential Investment Wine

In summary, as much as the 1995 Latour from Chateau Latour is a testament to an excellent Bordeaux vintage, it equally remains an astute choice for fine wine investors seeking both pleasure and prudent asset growth. The confluence of its distinct vintage character with the standing reputation and stability of Chateau Latour adds to its allure - marking it unmistakably as one of the more covetable acquisitions for any serious collection.

Current market price

$7,050.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

361.25

Scores and tasting notes

96

A beauty, the opaque dense purple-colored 1995 exhibits jammy cassis, vanillin, and minerals in its fragrant but still youthful aromatics. Medium to full-bodied, with exceptional purity, superb concentration, and a long, intense, ripe, 40-second finish, this is a magnificent example of Latour. As the wine sat in the glass, scents of roasted espresso and toasty new oak emerged. This classic will require considerable cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 25 June 2000

92

This is more open-knit on the nose compared to the 1996. Red fruits rather than black, touches of thyme and bacon fat, then smoke and embers. The palate is fleshy on the entry with grainy tannins, moderate weight though without the backbone and ambition of the following vintage. What is lacks in power, in makes up with elegance, very fine tannins towards the finish, but rather overawed by thte ’96. Drink now-2020. Tasted June 2009.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Nov 2009

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