1966 Château Latour Grand Vin Pauillac Wine Tasting Note

1966 Château Latour Grand Vin  (Pauillac) 95

Much better than the previous bottle from last year. Full bodied, concentrated, a bit rustic with loads of cassis, hints of cranberry, tobacco and cedar. Someplace between brawny, chewy and refined, this is at peak, showing what great classic Pauillac is all about.

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Not the best bottle of this I have ever had. Still, the tobacco, earth, herb, cassis, and cigar box notes were divine. It was the pyrazine notes that intruded. With this bottle, on the palate, the wine showed a distinctive green pepper note that some folks, longing for the days of unclean, peppery notes in the Bordeaux are going to love. The brawny finish was long, with more peppery notes.

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Classic in style, but in a good way, the wine combines rustic masculinity with cedar, tobacco, cassis, cigar wrapper, smoke and spice. Full bodied, long and with intensity, this bottle was very good, but perhaps not as good as other examples I've been fortunate to taste.

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Full bodied, powerful, concentrated, regal, in an old school classic manner, with a blast of cassis, tobacco, cedar chest, forest floor and blackberry. Mascuiline, with complexities and vibrancy, this bottle seemed immortal and might have deserved an extra point. Clearly, this is mature, but well-stored bottles should be great for another few decades or longer.

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There is a reason why people covet, cellar and pay for great, mature Bordeaux. If you want to know why this has been going on for centuries, 1966 Latour could be the wine to explain it. The incredible nose, with its tobacco, cigar box, cedar chest, pipe tobacco and dark cherry perfume really lights you up. The wine is deep, full bodied, concentrated, long and complex, with a fresh, spicy cassis driven that is hard to forget. This is the perfect combination of regal and masculine in a mature Bordeaux.

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This is all about the cassis, leather, cigar box, cedar wood and smokey, truffle scented nose. Powerful, regal, but not exactly refined, the wine has character, style and class. Fully mature, perfectly stored bottles can last for at least another 10, 15 or 20 years, but I doubt they will get better.

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Still young as it approaches its 50th birthday, the perfume is loaded with truffles, Cuban cigar, cassis, cedar chest, walnuts, spice, damp forest floor and tobacco. Concentrated with fruit and still tannin, the wine fills your mouth with a long, powerful, spicy, cassis filled finish.

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Deeply colored, massive and concentrated, this was loaded with ripe cassis, black fruits, tar, smoke and cedar. This wine perfectly marries power with grace in an old school style.

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66 Latour offers cedar, truffle, cassis, walnuts, forest floor and tobacco notes. This powerful, structured wine is a little on the rustic side with slightly rough tannins. The wine ends in a long cassis filled finish that is slightly marred by some tart sensations. I've had better examples of this wine. But you know what they say about bottles with more than two decades of life... There's no such thing as a great wine, only great bottles.

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A bit austere in style. Almost a bruiser for Latour. Cassis, lead pencil and earthy tones on the nose. Very full bodied. The finish was a bit clipped. I liked the finish as it still showed fruit, but, its shortness bothered all of us.

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The wine sports a deep, ruby color with a nose screaming old Bordeaux! Wet forest smells with exotic spice, leather, black fruit, tobacco, truffle and cassis fill the air. And that’s without swirling! This dense, full-bodied, old school styled wine is still not fully mature.

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