The 1995 Latour presents as a rich, ripe wine. The aromas of chocolate and notes of fresh mint are present on the nose. The wine is very round in the mouth, supple and rich with ripe fruit. There is a classic finish. A pure and concentrated structure is evident.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 96
"A beauty, the opaque dense purple-colored 1995 exhibits jammy cassis, vanillin, and minerals in its fragrant but still youthful aromatics. Medium to full-bodied, with exceptional purity, superb concentration, and a long, intense, ripe, 40-second finish, this is a magnificent example of Latour. As the wine sat in the glass, scents of roasted espresso and toasty new oak emerged. This classic will require considerable cellaring."
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 94
"Deep ruby-red color. More expressive aromas of crystallized dark berries, dark chocolate and animal fur. Lush and sweet; thick but delineated. Wonderfully concentrated. This, too, seems rather withdrawn today, but the strength of material is clear to see. Finishes with firm tannins and explosive fruit that goes on and on."
Wine Spectator (WS): 94
"Black licorice, cedar, cigar box and fresh herbs. Full-bodied and very structured, with firm, silky tannins and a long finish. Needs time."