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The February 2017 Internet-Only Auction Part 3

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Auction Ends: 2/16/2017 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #308. Latour 1994

Description: Consists of 2 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 94 RP.
"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 (save for such great vintages as 1982 and 1990), but don't be deceived, this wine requires . . . cellaring." Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition, Dec 1997
Notes: 1 scuffed capsule, 1 very lightly scuffed label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $650


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