From a perfect bottle. Base neck fill. Color was deep, dark ruby with very slight ambering throughout. Beautiful nose of cedar, plums, dark cherry, sweet tobacco, and wet earth. Very similar on the palate, along with cassis, light mint leaf, and sweet dried herbs. The nose was more expressive than the palate. This also significantly improved with 30 mins. of air, but never really excelled beyond that. Long, somewhat drying, lightly tannic finish. This is a very good old Bordeaux, but not one of the "great" Latours IMHO. Still...a lovely experience. Holding up very well, and in no sign of decline. 93 pts.
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I loved this wine when I had it last, maybe a decade ago side-by-side with the 1955. 1962 is a great vintage, one of my favorites. A number of Bordeaux were better in 1962 than 1961, Lynch Bages, Gruaud Larose, Ausone, and Cheval Blanc, to name a few.

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