Grand Vin de Château Latour Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1994Château Latour Grand Vin de Château Latour Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1994
9.3 out of 10 based on 68 user ratings.

Château Latour Grand Vin de Château Latour Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1994

9.368 ratings on Delectable
$425

This is an interesting as well as great vintage for Latour. As indicated in my barrel tasting report, Latour's 1994 possesses an atypically high percentage of Merlot (27%) in the final blend. Because of this, the wine appears to have a sweeter, more fleshy texture than is typical for a young Latour, but do not make the mistake of thinking this will be a commercially-styled, easy to drink wine. It exhibits an opaque dark ruby/purple color, and a backward, intense textbook nose of walnut and cassis scents complemented by smoky pain grille notes that build in the glass. This full-bodied, powerful, layered Latour reveals high tannin, but no bitterness or astringency. The superb purity, fabulous precision, and remarkable length should ensure 35-40 years of longevity. Readers will find more fat, flesh, and glycerin than usual for a young Latour...Anticipated maturity: 2005-2035. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Jeff Lonsdale

Very good for its style - not my style

Very good for its style - not my style

8.1

Lewis Chilton Delectable Pro

It met our unreasonably high expectations ... plus as you can see, it survived the 2014 Napa earthquake so it's extra charmed

It met our unreasonably high expectations ... plus as you can see, it survived the 2014 Napa earthquake so it's extra charmed

9.5

Peter Zandbergen

Best wine of the vintage?

Best wine of the vintage?

8.7

Christopher A. Weed Delectable Pro

Director of Operations/Wine Specialist Spectrum Wine Auctions

Latour '94

Latour '94

9.3

Pierpaolo Petrassi MW Delectable Pro

Master of Wine; Head of Beer, Wine & Spirits Waitrose

Not the greatest of Bordeaux vintages (I remember a lot of rain!) but the great Chateaux made less and made it well. 21 years on, this wine has all the hallmarks of the greatest Clarets. Incredible concentration despite a moderate 12.5% alc. and incredible youth & fresh activist too. A rare joy.

Not the greatest of Bordeaux vintages (I remember a lot of rain!) but the great Chateaux made less and made it well. 21 years on, this wine has all the hallmarks of the greatest Clarets. Incredible concentration despite a moderate 12.5% alc. and incredible youth & fresh activist too. A rare joy.

9.5

Ludovic Anacleto Delectable Pro

Behaves quite nicely although a bit austere. Don't know the condition of the vintage but I will bet for a late ripening, rainy September one. A bit harsh and green, this bottle was a monastically executed Latour. Cold and no fun. Austere but in a good way. Like Willy Wonka's dad in the movie.......

Behaves quite nicely although a bit austere. Don't know the condition of the vintage but I will bet for a late ripening, rainy September one. A bit harsh and green, this bottle was a monastically executed Latour. Cold and no fun. Austere but in a good way. Like Willy Wonka's dad in the movie.......

9.2

Alison Prager Delectable Pro

#winestorm Favorite wine of the night. 2015 Juno storm hope tomorrow is a snow day

#winestorm Favorite wine of the night. 2015 Juno storm hope tomorrow is a snow day

9.6

Suzanne Groth Delectable Pro

Mushroom, forest floor on opening. 20 min after opening more red fruit, a bit of vanilla oak coming into play. TASTY

Mushroom, forest floor on opening. 20 min after opening more red fruit, a bit of vanilla oak coming into play. TASTY

10

Pascal Levensohn Delectable Pro

All in a day's lunch. This paled in comparison to the 89 Lafite that we had over the same meal.

All in a day's lunch. This paled in comparison to the 89 Lafite that we had over the same meal.

8.5

Charles Antin Delectable Pro

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

Don't knock the 94!

Don't knock the 94!

8.9