Ratings & Tasting notes:
98 points Wine Spectator
Superb, but I have had an even better bottle of this wine; usually it’s worth two points more. Equal in quality to the perfect 1961. Thick and rich, with berry, cherry and tobacco character, it shows layers of ripe fruit and velvety tannins that go on and on at the finish. Exciting wine. –Latour vertical. Drink now. (8/2000)
96 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Dark garnet with an amber edge, the 1959 Latour reveals a touch of volatile acidity in the nose, along with aromas of melted caramel, tobacco, and jammy red and black fruits. As the wine sat in the glass, notes of minerals, coffee, spice, and underbrush emerged. There is still copious tannin in the finish (I am not sure it will ever be fully resolved), but this sumptuous, complex, fragrant, super-rich Latour cuts a broad swath across the palate. Fully mature, it is best consumed over the next decade. (6/2000)
Stored in a climate controlled cellar on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 75% humidity since purchase.
Label: Great condition. No Damage. Some nicks at the top as shown.
Capsule: Some significant oxidization at the top as shown.
Fill Level: Upper shoulder
Cork: No apparent issues.