The 1999 Latour presents as dark and complex with wonderful balance and concentration. On the palate, the wine provides aromas and flavors of ripe black cherries, wild straberries, blackcurrants and plums. The tanins are silky, and the structure of the wine is long and sleek with great freshness.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 94
"Deep garnet colored with a touch of brick, the nose offers notes of cassis, tobacco leaf and tar with hints of tree bark and earth. The palate is taut and savory / minerally with very firm chewy tannins somewhat dominating the restrained fruit at this stage."
Wine Spectator (WS): 93
"Focused and fresh, with milk chocolate and berry aromas. Subtle and refined on the nose. Full-bodied and very elegant, featuring a solid core of ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. So much finesse here. Still tight, needing time in the bottle to open. No longer big, this is in just the right proportions for the vintage."