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Château Latour Pauillac 1988 6L Bottle

$10,000.00
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SKU 06623

6L Bottle

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The Grand Vin displays concentrated aromas of coffee, liquorice and truffle, even if its color is still dark rubis. The mouth is very structured, elegant and very concentrated, with a long back-bone of tannins and a persistent finish.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Brand Château Latour
  • ws96

Wine SpectatorSo minty, with loads of subtle ripe fruit and eucalyptus undertones. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. Caresses every inch of the palate. It's the quality of the tannins that's impressive here. What a great and beautiful wine. Should improve for many years to come.¿'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now.

James Suckling, 2009
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateThe best showing yet for a wine from this under-rated vintage, the dark garnet-colored 1988 Latour reveals slight amber at the edge. A bouquet of melted tar, plums, black currants, cedar, and underbrush is followed by a sweet entry, with medium to full body, excellent ripeness, and mature tannin. It is a classic, elegant Latour with more meaty, vegetable-like flavors than are found in a riper year, such as 1989 and 1990. The 1988 has just begun to enter its plateau of maturity, where it should remain for 25 years. Anticipated maturity: now-2025

Robert Parker, June 2000