Sunday, 23 October 2011
Chateau Latour 1978 Grand Cru Classe
Tasted 22/10/2011 with the Tews in Clapham. 12.5%. We felt privileged to be able to taste a mature First Growth. The wine was a medium brown colour as befitted its age. Cork and wine level both good. Upon opening and decanting, the aroma filled the room - comments variously were figs, dark fruits and smoked ham. The palate was dry. The tannins were still there but the fruit was in abundance too. In the mouth, there's the great sense of terroir that you'd expect from this classic wine - intense and austere as you could hope for from Pauillac, with a very long finish. 19/20. Drink now.
Posted by Gary White (London) at 08:43