1995 Chateau Latour 6.0 L

Year: 1995
Appellation: Pauillac
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 94
Wine Advocate: 96
Vinous Media: 94+
Jeff Leve: 96
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"Black licorice, cedar, cigar box and fresh herbs. Full-bodied and very structured, with firm, silky tannins and a long finish. Needs time. - '95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2009. –JS" (WS)

"Deep garnet-brick in color, the nose is well developed, displaying dried berry, leather, vanilla pod and anise notes with a faint whiff of potpourri. The palate is wonderfully fleshy and opulent with velvety, approachable tannins and a long finish." (WA)

"Deep ruby-red color. More expressive aromas of crystallized dark berries, dark chocolate and animal fur. Lush and sweet; thick but delineated. Wonderfully concentrated. This, too, seems rather withdrawn today, but the strength of material is clear to see. Finishes with firm tannins and explosive fruit that goes on and on." (VM)

"The nose is developing nicely with its tobacco, smoke, cedar chest, earth, mint, blackberry and stone profile. The wine is powerful, fresh, long, structured to age and tannic, finishing with a powerful, clean, black cherry and cassis finish. In 2013, 1995 Latour was the first in a series of vintages to be re-released by the chateau after they announced the wines would no longer be sold as a future. The wines are differentiated by the anti counterfeiting measures on the label, bottle and capsule. 96 points - Tasted Mar 27, 2013" (JL)