94-96 Barrel sample. Elegance and fruit are the hallmarks at Latour in 2008. The tannins are present, but subdued. The balance is what is impressive, with tight ripe fruits, nothing over-stated.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.