Our gang was enjoying a great dinner at our business buddies and friends, the Laurencins, when our importer Mozy Tehrani from Beverly Hills turned up the evening, just a notch. He poured three wines blind and challenged us to guess what they were. With this wine, I actually got the year right: 1953, but called it a Lynch Bages. Turned out to be the 1953 Ch Latour. The wine was really fine; complex, with red fruit and cedar; drank very well. (February 16, 2012, Bordeaux, France)

Our gang was enjoying a great dinner at our business buddies and friends, the Laurencins, when our importer Mozy Tehrani from Beverly Hills turned up the evening, just a notch. He poured three wines blind and challenged us to guess what they were. With this wine, I actually got the year right: 1953, but called it a Lynch Bages. Turned out to be the 1953 Ch Latour. The wine was really fine; complex, with red fruit and cedar; drank very well. (February 16, 2012, Bordeaux, France)

Château Latour 2009, Pauillac, 1st Growth, / Bordeaux, France. Chateau Latour is one of the 10 best fine wines in the world. Tasted by the 20 most famous critics of the world, the 2009 vintage reaches an average score of 98,78, the best score obtained by this estate.

Château Latour 2009, Pauillac, 1st Growth, / Bordeaux, France. Chateau Latour is one of the 10 best fine wines in the world. Tasted by the 20 most famous critics of the world, the 2009 vintage reaches an average score of 98,78, the best score obtained by this estate.

Medoc wine Premier Grand Cru matures in barrels at the Chateau Latour cellars in Bordeaux, southwestern France, november 5, 2000. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Medoc wine Premier Grand Cru matures in barrels at the Chateau Latour cellars in Bordeaux, southwestern France, november 5, 2000. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Book About Expensive Red Wine  Bordeaux Legends: The 1855 First Growth Wines of Haut Brion, Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Margaux and Mouton Rothschild

Book About Expensive Red Wine Bordeaux Legends: The 1855 First Growth Wines of Haut Brion, Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Margaux and Mouton Rothschild

Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009: So elegant and well balanced, one of the very best wines of the year! (May 1, 2012, Concord, CA)

Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009: So elegant and well balanced, one of the very best wines of the year! (May 1, 2012, Concord, CA)

Almost 60 years, both the wine and me when I drank it in Paris, with very good friends. I felt great and the wine tasted really super. Served blind, I called it a very well aged Pauillac. I thought it was a younger wine. #bordeaux #paris #pauillac #pichon (November 20, 2010, Paris, France)

Almost 60 years, both the wine and me when I drank it in Paris, with very good friends. I felt great and the wine tasted really super. Served blind, I called it a very well aged Pauillac. I thought it was a younger wine. #bordeaux #paris #pauillac #pichon (November 20, 2010, Paris, France)

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