Tasting Note: The wines are dense, structured and tannic. The fruit recalls the 1988, but riper, and the constitution of the 1986, but less austere. Long on the palate, these wines develop strong aromas of liquorice and black cherry. Very classic, the Grand Vin is a typical expression of the power of the terroir of Latour's "Enclos".
1998: A year full of conatrasts: with a high average temperature and low air humidity, 1998 was theoretically a hot, dry year...yet it was extremely troubled! Despite rainy harvests, a "little wine miracle" allowed us to produce a great vintage that will benefit from age. The harvests at Latour took place from 22 Sept and 5 Oct, between the showers; at times the very rainy, damp weather made us lose all hope of producing an exceptional vintage.... Nature's capacity did not surprise and showed great strength of a great terroir!