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Latour 1975

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > Pauillac
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Tasting Notes

Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

This looks fully mature with a lot of brown leadinng to a slightly watery rim. There is a mature nose of old Bordeaux with more than a hint of mushrooms and undergrowth. On the palate there is an initial sweetness but this leads to a pretty firm, dry finish. Typically 1975 in style (although one of the best Medocs that I have tried) the final taste is the toughest and it leaves the palate feeling dry. Austere and will not improve.

Stephen Browett, December 2006

The dark ruby/garnet-colored 1975 Latour offers up a dry, mineral, tobacco, stony-scented nose with red and black currants competing with cedar, spice box, and balsam wood aromas. Hard and dense in the mouth, with tough, astringent tannin, a steely constitution, plenty of concentration, but an unflattering, backward style, this youthful 1975 is capable of lasting two more decades. Will it become increasingly attenuated and hard? Anticipated maturity: now-2020.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (129), June 2000
Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (3), November 1998

The Latour 1975 appears to be one of the few sure bets among the relatively hard, disappointing 1975 Pauillacs. The color remains a healthy dark ruby, opaque garnet. The nose offers up classic walnut, cedar, minerals, tobacco, and cassis aromas. Although this full-bodied wine is still excruciatingly tannic, I detected plenty of glycerin, extract, and richness, which gives me cause for optimism. Nevertheless, it will always be a wine with a firm, tannic edge. Drinkable if decanted several hours in advance, this wine should be cellared until the turn of the century and drunk during the following 3 decades.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (103), February 1996
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