Château Latour Grand Vin de Château Latour Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

9.7115 ratings on Delectable
$1695

As I indicated in the review of the 1982 Bordeaux, this is an unusual Latour in the fact that it has always been precocious. It has been jammy, forward, and delicious no matter when the cork was pulled, in total contrast to its two first-growth siblings, Mouton Rothschild and Lafite-Rothschild. The dense, opaque garnet-colored 1982 Latour reveals slight amber at the edge. Sweet, smoky, roasted aromas in the nose combine with jammy levels of black currant, cherry, and prune-like fruit. It possesses extraordinary concentration and unctuosity, with a thick, fat texture oozing notes of cedar wood, tobacco, coffee, and over-ripe fruit. Low acidity as well as high alcohol (for Bordeaux) give the wine even more glycerin and textural chewiness. The finish lasts forever. The only Latour that remotely resembles the 1982 is the 1961 ($5,000+ bottle), which has a similar texture and succulence. Anticipated maturity: now-2040... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Jay McInerney Delectable Pro

Novelist, Wine Critic Town & Country, Expensive Wino & Gastronaut

1982 vintage. Very fresh bottle. Not nearly mature but delicious. Strong clove cinnamon note

1982 vintage. Very fresh bottle. Not nearly mature but delicious. Strong clove cinnamon note

9.5

Jason Chang Delectable Pro

Proprietor NINE SUNS Winery, HOUYI Vineyard

Barnyard funk, dirty diapers. Right up my alley! Thanks @Martin G Rivard @Kirk Alexander

Barnyard funk, dirty diapers. Right up my alley! Thanks @Martin G Rivard @Kirk Alexander

10

Daron Watson Delectable Pro

of all the stellar vintages the most complete and still sooo young!

of all the stellar vintages the most complete and still sooo young!

10

Andrew Tow Delectable Pro

Founder The Withers Winery

Yes, yes...

Yes, yes...

10