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Château Latour 1996 (12 BT)


5,000 - 6,500 GBP

A Gourmet’s Classic Collection

Château Latour 1996 (12 BT)

Château Latour 1996 (12 BT)


5,000 - 6,500 GBP

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Château Latour 1996

Pauillac, 1er Cru Classé

Good levels, excellent appearance, tissue wrapped

Last tasted at a great Imperial dinner in Hong Kong in 2011. A lovely 'sweet' bouquet, almost 'floral', like the 2000. Very hedonistic. Under all the ripeness, there is terrific structure. Red fruits on the finish. Marvellous wine which wowed everyone. Serena Sutcliffe, MW

WA 95

12 bts (owc)


The collection was housed in a large purpose-built underground cellar with high quality temperature and humidity control. The wines were purchased from two renowned wine merchants, on first release, have never been moved, and the vast majority were kept in stacks in their original wooden cases.


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