Vinous – 89
Medium bright red. Shy nose hints at cherry, redcurrant, tobacco, leather and smoke. Stylish and ripe but in a drier style; has the penetrating flavor I associate with claret. Long on the aftertaste. Seems a bit lower in acidity and finer than the ’96.
Robert Parker – 89
One of the finest La Tour-Haut-Brions over the last 15 years, the 1995 offers a heady perfume of coffee beans, tobacco, spice, smoke, grilled herbs, and sweet red and black fruits. It is long and round, with copious quantities of red currants, as well as good underlying acid, which gives the wine definition, and a spicy, lush, sweet finish with light but noticeable tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2015.
Anticipated maturity: 2001-2015