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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3168B Boston
November 5, 2018 6:00PMCalender
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Chateau Latour 1966, 11 bottles

$6,765$5,500
Auction: Fine Wines - 3168B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 05, 2018 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau Latour 1966
u: one bottom neck, four very top shoulder, three top shoulder, one high-mid shoulder, one mid shoulder; oxidation and corrosion to capsules, evidence of possible old seepage to three, two capsules with bin wear (one with nick), fading, damp staining and discoloration to labels, heavily to seven, one label partially unaffixed, one label unaffixed, bin soil to all, one bottle from a different importer
"The 1966 Latour remains an exemplar of the vintage, certainly one of the best, if not the best Left Bank wine of the vintage. Here, served blind, its quality was a beacon, quintessentially Pauillac with that trademark graphite seam through the intense black fruit, cold stone and a touch of tobacco. It remains undimmed by its age (though this was served from a magnum of impeccable provenance). The palate is medium-bodied and that graphite theme continues unabated, flanked by beautiful, precise and pure vestiges of black fruit. "Pure class" are the final two words of my tasting note and at 50 years old, they sum up this immensely impressive Ch√Ęteau Latour. Tasted September 2016." N. Martin for TWA, 96 pts. 10/16
11 bottles
Estimate $4,500-6,500


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