Latour 1998

Current Market Price: £4,724.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Latour, Latour, 1998

Tasting Notes Latour 1998

93

A deep garnet core with a deep crimson rim. I was never convinced about this wine when I tasted it at en primeur and contrasted against its contemporaries in this horizontal, its deficiencies are all too visible. Moderate intensity on the nose, open and expressive with notes of black fruits, wild hedgerow, pencil lead, dried leaves, roasted herbs, perhaps lacking the freshness and vigour of say Haut Brion 1998. The palate is medium-bodied, very harmonious and surprisingly fleshy for Latour, with rounded supple tannins, a certain lushness that you infrequently find here, a touch of spice on the finish. But it lacks the tautness, the tension, the depth and grip of a truly great Latour and against Haut Brion, it shows like the bantamweight of First Growths, a bantamweight Latour? Approach with caution in 2-3 years. Tasted March 2008.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2008
90

Not a blockbuster, the 1998 possesses a dark garnet/purple color in addition to a complex bouquet of underbrush, cedar, walnuts, and licorice-tinged black currants. Although medium to full-bodied and moderately tannic, it lacks the expansiveness in the mid-palate necessary to be truly great. Moreover, the tannin is slightly aggressive, although that is hardly unusual in such a young Latour. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2030.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #134 Apr 2001

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 £4,400.00 12x75cl
Latour 2010 Chateau Latour £10,800.00 12x75cl
Latour 2009 Chateau Latour £9,975.00 12x75cl
Latour 2009 Chateau Latour £4,850.00 6x75cl
Latour 2008 Chateau Latour £4,815.00 12x75cl
Latour 2007 Chateau Latour £4,570.00 12x75cl
Latour 2006 Chateau Latour £4,500.00 12x75cl
Latour 2005 Chateau Latour £6,600.00 12x75cl
Latour 2004 Chateau Latour £4,494.00 12x75cl
Latour 2003 Chateau Latour £6,690.00 12x75cl
Latour 2002 Chateau Latour £4,961.00 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 £4,950.00 12x75cl
Latour 1998 Chateau Latour £4,724.00 12x75cl
Latour 1997 Chateau Latour £3,948.00 12x75cl
Latour 1996 Chateau Latour £5,550.00 12x75cl
Latour 1995 Chateau Latour £5,094.00 12x75cl
Latour 1995 Chateau Latour £525.00 1x75cl
Latour 1990 Chateau Latour £6,946.00 12x75cl
Latour 1989 Chateau Latour £4,950.00 12x75cl
Latour 1986 Chateau Latour £4,212.00 12x75cl
Latour 1982 Chateau Latour £15,408.00 12x75cl