Fine & Rare Wine Live Auction

February 25, 2017

LOT 139
CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1990 (2) 95+ WA
  • CHÂTEAU LATOUR 1990 (2) 95+ WA


Pauillac. 1er Cru Classé
1 bin-soiled label

This is one of the more perplexing Latours to evaluate. It has plenty of sweetness as well as a gorgeous, rich fruitiness, but it lacks the firmness one finds in more recent great vintages such as 1996, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2008. There is plenty of sweet, ripe currant fruitiness, abundant glycerin, and full body, but I’m still waiting for that extra nuance of complexity to emerge. It’s all there, but the wine still seems to be more monolithic than one would expect in a wine approaching 19 years of age. It is not the sure-fire winner I thought it was in its youth, but then again, I don’t have any reason to doubt that more complexity will emerge. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. Tasted: June 2009 95+ WA

2 bts. per lot $1,600 - $1,900

Realised: $1,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?