James Suckling awarded this wine a rating of 100 points calling it"...Mind-blowing on the palate..." and "... an emotional and soulful red." (jamessuckling.com, April 27, 2014).
The 2000 Latour (a relatively abundant 14,000 cases compared to what they produced in 2009, 2008, or 2005) is 'packed and stacked.' The extremely rich, black/purple color to the rim is followed by a wine with some subtle smoke, loads of minerals, a hint of vanilla, and plenty of creme de cassis as well as roasted meat and a slight scorched earth character. Broad, savory, and rich, the wine seems to be about 5 years away from full maturity and should drink well for at least 40-50 more years. A great effort, probably eclipsed only by 2003 and 2009. Drink 2010-2060. Score - 98. (Robert Parker Jr., robertparker.com, June 28, 2010)