The 2004 Latour is perhaps evolving slower than I expected although it remains one of the finest Left Bank wines of the vintage. It has that quintessential graphite-scented bouquet intermixed with blackberry and cedar although the liquorice note that I observed previously has receded. Again there is wonderful definition. The palate is full-bodied but surprisingly more sultry than I expected especially here where I was able to directly compare it with the other 2004 First Growths. It delivers the "authority" you expect from Latour although I might be inclined just to give it another 2-3 years in bottle. Tasted September 2016.