I once had a 1945 Latour that was volatile, fading, and disappointing. Several other bottles tasted excessively tannic and ungenerous, although admirable, if only because of their size and massiveness. All other bottles have exhibited a dense, impressive garnet color with hues of purple, and no trace of amber. The bouquet revealed penetratingly rich aromas of walnuts, cassis, cedar, and herbs. In the mouth, the wine has enormous muscle and exceptional richness. While the hard, formidable tannins of the 1945 vintage were present, the lavish quantities of sweet fruit necessary for balance dominated. The best bottles of this classic wine can easily last for another 50 years.
Perfect in every way. Dark ruby color with an amber edge. Aromas of mint, berry, blackberry,earth and spices pop out of the glass. Full-bodiedand brimming over with sweet fruit character, ripeand velvety tannins. Long and succulent finish.What more could you want in a wine? Best bottle of 1945 Latour I have ever had.--Latour vertical. Drink now. ?JS