Saturday 14 January 2012
Saturday evening, and a Bordeaux
1999 Château Latour-Martillac
Just popped and poured this medium weight Bordeaux. The nose is soft and nice and opens quite barnyardy, but soon some sweet black currant fruit emerges. There are also notes of almond paste, smoke, forest floor and some wet dog aromas. A bit funky, but I like it. Lets see what happens with some time in the glass.
The taste is more liniar than the nose with notes of red and black currants, cherries, leather and some gravelly notes, The tannins are medium big and semi matured. The nose is spot on Bordeaux but the taste leans more to Italy and Sangiovese style. Very good. I like this from the start. Will get back with a final verdict but initially this is a 86-88p wine in my book.
Update - it actually became better and better in the glass, with soft, sweet fruit and nicely shaped tannins. Long and fine. For drinking now and the 5+ coming years. A great buy for 18 Euro!
89p (tasted 2012/01)