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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 58

    Château Latour 1928

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    Château Latour 1928
    Pauillac, 1er cru classé
    Embossed château capsule. Bin-soiled and damp-affected label. Level base of neck
    Tasting note: It was, and still is, the star of the vintage. Like the 1870 Lafite, so dense, powerful and bitterly tannic that it was a full half century before it was mellow enough to be enjoyed. I have been privileged to taste this wine on 16 occasions following its progress from ‘enormous, too full of tannin’ in 1953. Very austere, yet tannin cloaked and velvet and opening up in the 1970s. I considered it at its peak in the 1980s: intensely deep; spicy, cinnamon, cedary bouquet; surprisingly sweet and velvety despite its tannin, masculine with great concentration and length. But on it goes. Four impressive bottles, fabulous bouquets but still very tannic (in Zurich 1994). Last tasted at Joshua Latner’s dinner, Jan 2000. ***** M.B.
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