Pauillac de Chateau Latour 2016 - 750ml

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94pts James Suckling

Very well defined Pauillac in 2016. Blackcurrants, black berries and minerals with crushed stones. Full bodied, firm and silky. Gorgeous fruit. 02/19

92pts Vinous

The 2016 Pauillac de Château Latour is a compelling, sumptuous wine that shows just how magnificent the year is. How can this be a third wine? Dark and ample in the glass, Latour's Pauillac possesses tremendous breed right out of the gate. Black cherry, graphite, licorice, spice and leather all meld together in the glass. Floral overtones develop nicely with time. Only the (relatively) lighter structure suggests the Pauillac's place in the château's hierarchy. Everything else is first class all the way. The Pauillac is a blend taken from parcels outside the core holdings in the famed enclos, plus younger vines in the enclos. (AG) (Drink between 2022-2036)” 3/21 ”The 2016 Pauillac de Château Latour is just as delicious as it was from barrel. Pliant, silky and open-knit, the Pauillac is absolutely striking. Bright floral notes lift the red and purplish berry fruit in a mid-weight, classy wine endowed with tremendous polish. There is so much to like and admire in this beautifully perfumed, nuanced wine from Latour. In 2016, the Pauillac is a wine of total precision and class. (Drink between 2021-2036) 01/19  Antonio Galloni

 

92pts Wine Spectator

Fresh and juicy, with flavors of red and black currant preserves streaming through, lined with light graphite and iron notes. The nicely focused finish has mouthwatering bay leaf accents and savory hints as the fruit plays out. Best from 2022 through 2032. James Molesworth – 2019

92pts Decante

With a vintage as widely successful as 2016 in this part of the world, it is no surprise that this is a delicious Pauillac de Latour that is easy to recommend. Clear notes of blackberry bud and liquorice root - both flavours given a qualifier to show not only spice and concentration but also good levels of acidity, freshness and sinew. The tannins were so prevalent during en primeur and in-bottle tastings that it was easy to miss how generous the fruit is underneath. A lovely moment to begin drinking. Jane Anson 02/21

92pts Jeb Dunnuck

Starting with the 2016 Le Pauillac De Chateau Latour, which can be thought of as the entry level wine from this great estate, it checks in as a blend of 54.6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38.9% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot. Showing similar to the last showing, it has a gorgeous Pauillac nose of blackcurrants, lead pencil shavings, graphite, tobacco, and damp earth. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully textured, it shows the quality of this great vintage as well as plenty of classic Latour character, allbeit, in a much more upfront, charming style. It's drinking beautifully today yet my money is on it evolving for another two decades.