Thirty five years on tasting.
Second wine of Château Latour. Mature, caramel-mahogany color. Open, high toned nose of spices, some pepper and new oak. Herbacé. A little soapy too. On the palate, firm but not rich: dried red fruit, soy sauce, consommé, game meat. A little hard and unyielding; typical Les Forts. But it does have class. Very good balance and acidity; it finishes positively. Still merit to be found in this ’78 and these will still keep. Most enjoyable. Drink soon. Of the first growth second wines, Les Forts is our favorite.