Latour 1996

Current Market Price: £5,550.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Latour, Latour, 1996

Tasting Notes Latour 1996

99

A spectacular Latour, the 1996 may be the modern day clone of the 1966, only riper. This vintage, which is so variable in Pomerol, St.-Emilion, and Graves, was fabulous for the late-harvested Cabernet Sauvignon of the northern Medoc because of splendid weather in late September and early October. An opaque purple color is followed by phenomenally sweet, pure aromas of cassis infused with subtle minerals. This massive offering possesses unreal levels of extract, full body, intensely ripe, but abundant tannin, and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute. Classic and dense, it displays the potential for 50-75 years of longevity. Although still an infant, it would be educational to taste a bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #129 June 2000
95

Tasted at the Grand Cru Classe opening dinner at Haut-Brion. Sitting next to me, Frederic Engerer rather scorned the ’96, commenting that it would have been a better wine if made nowadays. I think he is being a bit mean. The nose is initially very conservative with sultry aromas of blackberry, tar, cedar and graphite, similar in profile to the 2003 but leaner and less intense. The palate is medium-bodied with great definition and freshness, perhaps a little “dusty” compared to recent vintages with a drier vintage than might be accepted nowadays. Still, it has a delightful touch of smoke and black truffle on the austere finish. Very fine indeed. Tasted June 2011.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Mar 2012

Latour Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Latour 2018 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Latour 2017 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Latour 2016 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Latour 2015 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Latour 2014 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Latour 2013 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Latour 2012 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Latour 2011 Chateau Latour £4,500.00 12x75cl
Latour 2010 Chateau Latour £10,600.00 12x75cl
Latour 2009 Chateau Latour £9,975.00 12x75cl
Latour 2009 Chateau Latour £4,850.00 6x75cl
Latour 2008 Chateau Latour £4,788.00 12x75cl
Latour 2007 Chateau Latour £4,550.00 12x75cl
Latour 2006 Chateau Latour £4,550.00 12x75cl
Latour 2005 Chateau Latour £6,600.00 12x75cl
Latour 2004 Chateau Latour £4,494.00 12x75cl
Latour 2003 Chateau Latour £7,000.00 12x75cl
Latour 2002 Chateau Latour £4,955.00 12x75cl
Latour 2001 Chateau Latour £4,750.00 12x75cl
Latour 2000 Chateau Latour £8,300.00 12x75cl
Latour 2000 Chateau Latour £4,500.00 6x75cl
Latour 1999 Chateau Latour £4,534.00 12x75cl
Latour 1998 Chateau Latour £4,718.00 12x75cl
Latour 1997 Chateau Latour £3,948.00 12x75cl
Latour 1996 Chateau Latour £5,550.00 12x75cl
Latour 1995 Chateau Latour £5,088.00 12x75cl
Latour 1995 Chateau Latour £525.00 1x75cl
Latour 1990 Chateau Latour £6,940.00 12x75cl
Latour 1989 Chateau Latour £4,950.00 12x75cl
Latour 1986 Chateau Latour £4,140.00 12x75cl
Latour 1982 Chateau Latour £13,548.00 12x75cl