|What a summer it was...|
A friend of mine very generously bought this 1976 (my birth year) to share to celebrate my upcoming birthday.
I've not had many wines from the 1970s.
A '78 Haut Brion that had 'gone', and a '78 Petit Cheval which was fabulous.
But the Latour '76 was something extra special.
Reviews put it only the 80s. It's not a heralded year I am told.
That was a scorching summer which, like 2003 seems to have meant early ripening and big bold fruit.
I thought it was fabulous.
Throw in the terroir and skill of Latour and 35 years of ageing and it adds up to rare and wonderful.
I'm not sure it's a 'bargain' at £300 a bottle from Planet of the Grapes in London but it's certainly a rare gem.