James Suckling - 94
Lots of mineral, crushed stone, iodine and graphite with blackcurrants and blackberries that follow through to a medium body with ultra fine tannins that are ever so polished and give length and energy to the wine. Even better in 2023.
Vinous - 93
The 2016 Pauillac de Château Latour is just as delicious as it was from barrel. Pliant, silky and open-knit, the Pauillac is absolutely striking. Bright floral notes lift the red and purplish berry fruit in a mid-weight, classy wine endowed with tremendous polish. There is so much to like and admire in this beautifully perfumed, nuanced wine from Latour. In 2016, the Pauillac is a wine of total precision and class.
Wine Spectator - 92
Fresh and juicy, with flavors of red and black currant preserves streaming through, lined with light graphite and iron notes. The nicely focused finish has mouthwatering bay leaf accents and savory hints as the fruit plays out. Best from 2022 through 2032.
Wine Cellar Insider - 92
The spicy nose, with its peppery red fruits, cedar chest, tobacco leaf and cassis is just great. Medium-bodied, fresh, with a touch of austerity on the red-fruited palate, the finish pops with sweet, vibrant, juicy, earthy red fruits with a touch of smoked herbs and stones in the end note. You can start drinking this now as it is already showing well.