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1989 Chateau Latour (94 Points WS) Pauillac Premier Grand Cru Classe. No Reserve

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14 10 £319.00 312 days ago
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closed 10/08/2018, 01:49 PM

Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1989 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Base of Neck (BN)Question Mark Grape variety: Bordeaux Blend

"This is so decadent and exciting on the nose,with very ripe fruit,tobacco,meat and cedar.Full-bodied,offering amazing raspberry fruit in the core of the palate.Ultrapolished,velvety tannins wonderfully coat every inch of your palate.This will age for years ahead,but it's so lovely now.Much better than many people think".
(94 Points).

James Suckling (The Wine Spectator. '89/'99 Bordeaux blind Retrospective. 2009).

"Very rich,dark crimson core that is ruby at the rim.A youthful colour.The nose is ripe and meaty with a mass of dusty,olive and blackcurrant fruit.A nicely vegetal quality.Palate is quite full and the fruit is ripe with rich tannins that are sweet and deep.There is an edge of plum-skin bitterness and acidity that gives lovely balance.A nice sense of roundness too with sweet vanillin oak showing up in a long,harmonious finish.Lovely wine".

Tom Cannavan's 2004.

"The wine's depth and colour at this stage could well be imagined;its nose developing very good fruit and flesh,as did the palate.Full-bodied with 100% new oak providing a very spicy aftertaste.Most recently:fabulous cedar and Cabernet aroma;lovely fruit and components.Rarely the easiest of red Bordeaux to get to grips with at an early stage.It holds great promise. Drink 2005-2030". (*****).

Michael Broadbent. (The Great Vintage Wine Book Two).

La Revue du Vin de France awarded this wine 19/20 Points.

The bottle has a US strip label.

No Buyer's Premium payable on this lot.

Other details

This bottle was bought as Futures (En Primeur) in the USA.It had since been stored undisturbed in very good conditions in an underground cellar in the USA,until October 2010,when it was transferred to a purpose-built,temperature-controlled cellar in the UK.The wine fill is at base of neck and the label is in excellent condition.Apart from a tiny bit of red paint missing on its side,the capsule is also in excellent condition.

Shipping details

Payment methods: PayPal, cheque and bank transfer
Returns policy: no returns
The wine can be collected: From postcode CT5 , Kent, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Shipping paid by: seller
Cost of delivery: £12.00. This lot will be shipped in polysafe tubes or airshock,air-cushioned sleeves,within a robust cardboard box.If buyers wish to use Paypal,they will be invoiced with their charges(About 4%.Overseas 5%).Foreign buyers are welcome,but they should take responsibility for having suitable means of shipping.
Delivers to UK and Singapore
Other countries delivered to: Western Europe.For European buyers,please ask for a quote for shipping,which will be considerably higher than the UK price above.
Insurance options: Up to £500.

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