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Les Forts de Latour

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2023
95
Smoke, blackberries, licorice, cigar wrapper, cedar, and currants permeate the nose. On the palate, the wine is vibrant, fresh, forward, and supple. The fruits are clean, fresh, and vibrant, leaving you with a juicy, red with black currant finish. This should drink well early, yet provide pleasure for at least 2 or more decades. The wine was produced from blending 55.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40.2% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot. 13.7% ABV, 3.7 pH. The wine represents 41% of the harvest. Drink from 2028-2045. 94-96 Pts.

Smoke, blackberries, licorice, cigar wrapper, cedar, and currants permeate the nose. On the palate, the wine is vibrant, fresh, forward, and supple. The fruits are clean, fresh, and vibrant, leaving you with a juicy, red with black currant finish. This should drink well early, yet provide pleasure for at least 2 or more decades. The wine was produced from blending 55.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40.2% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot. 13.7% ABV, 3.7 pH. The wine represents 41% of the harvest. Drink from 2028-2045. 94-96 Pts.

1,422 Views   Tasted
2022
95
Tobacco leaf, peppery herbs, creme de cassis, forest floor, cedar, and white pepper notes open the aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine is sweet, rich, ripe, fresh and clean, with layers of blackberries, and black currants. There is a softness to the tannins, as well as structure to the creamy-textured wine, and freshness in the finish that you can feel as it lingers. The wine was produced from blending 58.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37.9% Merlot, and 3.4% Petit Verdot. 14.47% ABV, 3.7 pH. The wine represents 41% of the harvest. Drink from 2028-2045. 94-96 Pts.

Tobacco leaf, peppery herbs, creme de cassis, forest floor, cedar, and white pepper notes open the aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine is sweet, rich, ripe, fresh and clean, with layers of blackberries, and black currants. There is a softness to the tannins, as well as structure to the creamy-textured wine, and freshness in the finish that you can feel as it lingers. The wine was produced from blending 58.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37.9% Merlot, and 3.4% Petit Verdot. 14.47% ABV, 3.7 pH. The wine represents 41% of the harvest. Drink from 2028-2045. 94-96 Pts.

4,281 Views   Tasted
2021
92
Savory red fruits, tobacco leaf, cedar, herbs, flowers and a touch of spice create the nose. Medium-bodied, with a nice, crisp blast of red currants on the mid-palate that carries all the way through to the sweet, cassis imbued finish. The wine is a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32.6 Merlot and 6.4% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2026-2039. 91-93

Savory red fruits, tobacco leaf, cedar, herbs, flowers and a touch of spice create the nose. Medium-bodied, with a nice, crisp blast of red currants on the mid-palate that carries all the way through to the sweet, cassis imbued finish. The wine is a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32.6 Merlot and 6.4% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2026-2039. 91-93

2,380 Views   Tasted
2020
95
Refined, elegant, fresh, vibrant, chewy currants, spice, leafy herbs, flowers, and crisp, red berries with a sense of vibrancy in the nose and on the palate. Elegant in style, with good energy and refinement, there is a nice touch of oceanic influences that comes through with its lift and freshness in the finish. Drink from 2027-2045.

Refined, elegant, fresh, vibrant, chewy currants, spice, leafy herbs, flowers, and crisp, red berries with a sense of vibrancy in the nose and on the palate. Elegant in style, with good energy and refinement, there is a nice touch of oceanic influences that comes through with its lift and freshness in the finish. Drink from 2027-2045.

1,596 Views   Tasted
2019
95
Cedar, tobacco leaf, cigar box, black currants, mint leaf, and blackberries come through on the nose. On the palate, the wine is elegant, fresh, lifted, and packed with sweet deep red fruits, spice, oregano, and leafy notes. The finish offers richness, length, and vibrancy. The wine is a blend of 65.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31.9% Merlot and 2.3% Petit Verdot. 14.3% ABV. Drink from 2027-2044.

Cedar, tobacco leaf, cigar box, black currants, mint leaf, and blackberries come through on the nose. On the palate, the wine is elegant, fresh, lifted, and packed with sweet deep red fruits, spice, oregano, and leafy notes. The finish offers richness, length, and vibrancy. The wine is a blend of 65.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31.9% Merlot and 2.3% Petit Verdot. 14.3% ABV. Drink from 2027-2044.

2,172 Views   Tasted
2018
94
With depth of color, this wine is loaded with layers of sweet, ripe, lush, intense, pure black currants and just a hint of citrus and cocoa. You'll also find tobacco and fresh, red pit fruits. The wine offers intensity, length and purity with a dark chocolate tone that pairs perfectly with the wave of rich fruits. If a reclassification ever took place, this would be clearly be included. The wine was produced from blending 65.6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and .04% Petit Verdot. 93-95 Pts

With depth of color, this wine is loaded with layers of sweet, ripe, lush, intense, pure black currants and just a hint of citrus and cocoa. You'll also find tobacco and fresh, red pit fruits. The wine offers intensity, length and purity with a dark chocolate tone that pairs perfectly with the wave of rich fruits. If a reclassification ever took place, this would be clearly be included. The wine was produced from blending 65.6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and .04% Petit Verdot. 93-95 Pts

5,209 Views   Tasted
2017
93
Minty, leafy, red currant, and white pepper-infused aromatics lead the way to an austere, chalky, red berry wine with a creamy endnote on the back end. The classically-wine was produced by blending 65.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, and .08% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2023-2035.

Minty, leafy, red currant, and white pepper-infused aromatics lead the way to an austere, chalky, red berry wine with a creamy endnote on the back end. The classically-wine was produced by blending 65.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, and .08% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2023-2035.

1,909 Views   Tasted
Forest floor, cedar, tobacco leaf and fresh, dark red berries open the wine. Ripe, sweet tannins, juicy, fresh cassis and plenty of fruit and cigar wrapper in the zesty finish to satisfy a discerning consumer. This wine has a lot of lift but the tannins are soft enough, that you should be able to enjoy this in a few years, and it's going to age well too. The wine was produced from blending 65.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot and .08% Cabernet Franc.

Forest floor, cedar, tobacco leaf and fresh, dark red berries open the wine. Ripe, sweet tannins, juicy, fresh cassis and plenty of fruit and cigar wrapper in the zesty finish to satisfy a discerning consumer. This wine has a lot of lift but the tannins are soft enough, that you should be able to enjoy this in a few years, and it's going to age well too. The wine was produced from blending 65.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot and .08% Cabernet Franc.

3,403 Views   Tasted
2016
95
Lively and fresh, with cedar, cigar wrapper, tobacco leaf, mint, flowers, and dark currants in the nose. The wine is polished, fresh, rich, elegant, concentrated, and regal on the palate. The crisp, mildly peppery, dark red fruits with more of that refreshing mint character really shine through to the finish. Drink 2026-2045.

Lively and fresh, with cedar, cigar wrapper, tobacco leaf, mint, flowers, and dark currants in the nose. The wine is polished, fresh, rich, elegant, concentrated, and regal on the palate. The crisp, mildly peppery, dark red fruits with more of that refreshing mint character really shine through to the finish. Drink 2026-2045.

5,548 Views   Tasted
Regal, fresh, lively and with sweet, red fruits, hints of citrus, tobacco, earth and flowers, this is soft, vibrant and already showing its potential. This is classic in style, in all the right ways with juicy, crisp fruit, the structure to age and a tanninc backbone. Give this five to eight more years before popping a cork.

Regal, fresh, lively and with sweet, red fruits, hints of citrus, tobacco, earth and flowers, this is soft, vibrant and already showing its potential. This is classic in style, in all the right ways with juicy, crisp fruit, the structure to age and a tanninc backbone. Give this five to eight more years before popping a cork.

4,620 Views   Tasted
Regal, fresh, lively and with sweet, red fruits, hints of citrus, tobacco, earth and flowers, this is soft, vibrant and already showing its potential. This is classic in style, in all the right ways with juicy, crisp fruit, the structure to age and a tanninc backbone. Give this five to eight more years before popping a cork.

Regal, fresh, lively and with sweet, red fruits, hints of citrus, tobacco, earth and flowers, this is soft, vibrant and already showing its potential. This is classic in style, in all the right ways with juicy, crisp fruit, the structure to age and a tanninc backbone. Give this five to eight more years before popping a cork.

5,607 Views   Tasted
Flowery with tobacco, blackberry and spice with an interesting hint of citrus, this is smooth and reserved with a juicy blast of cassis and plum in the finish. Classic but with softness and refinement instead of severity, give this perhaps five to eight more years before popping a cork.

Flowery with tobacco, blackberry and spice with an interesting hint of citrus, this is smooth and reserved with a juicy blast of cassis and plum in the finish. Classic but with softness and refinement instead of severity, give this perhaps five to eight more years before popping a cork.

5,973 Views   Tasted
2015
94
Chocolate coated currants, cigar box, flowers and tobacco leaf come through easily on the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium/full-bodied, concentrated, firm, fresh, juicy and lively, with a creamy textured, sweet, aristocratic, Pauillac, red currant packed finish. This should age and evolve for another 15-20 more years.

Chocolate coated currants, cigar box, flowers and tobacco leaf come through easily on the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium/full-bodied, concentrated, firm, fresh, juicy and lively, with a creamy textured, sweet, aristocratic, Pauillac, red currant packed finish. This should age and evolve for another 15-20 more years.

3,246 Views   Tasted
Cigar box, lead pencil, and wet forest floor follow the sweet, dark fruits in the perfume. Your palate enjoys sweet, round, polished, red fruits. The tannin are soft, and so is the texture in the finish.

Cigar box, lead pencil, and wet forest floor follow the sweet, dark fruits in the perfume. Your palate enjoys sweet, round, polished, red fruits. The tannin are soft, and so is the texture in the finish.

3,519 Views   Tasted
With a blast of cassis, flowers, plum and blackberries, this wine has a graceful charisma with plump, sweet fruits that feel soft on the palate. 91 - 93 Pts

With a blast of cassis, flowers, plum and blackberries, this wine has a graceful charisma with plump, sweet fruits that feel soft on the palate. 91 - 93 Pts

3,121 Views   Tasted
2014
92
With silky freshness and soft tannins, this wine delivers a mouthful of ripe black currant and is true blue to the distinct nature of Pauillac. The wine was made from a blend of 71.4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28.6% Merlot that reached 13.01% ABV. 90-93 Pts

With silky freshness and soft tannins, this wine delivers a mouthful of ripe black currant and is true blue to the distinct nature of Pauillac. The wine was made from a blend of 71.4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28.6% Merlot that reached 13.01% ABV. 90-93 Pts

4,860 Views   Tasted
2013
89
The tight nose took effort to reveal red berry, leaf and earth. Medium bodied, soft and easy to drink, the wine is made from a blend of 62.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35.1% Merlot and 2.2% Petit Verdot. 45.2% of the harvest was used to produce Forts de Latour, which reached 13.2% ABV. 88-90 Pts

The tight nose took effort to reveal red berry, leaf and earth. Medium bodied, soft and easy to drink, the wine is made from a blend of 62.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35.1% Merlot and 2.2% Petit Verdot. 45.2% of the harvest was used to produce Forts de Latour, which reached 13.2% ABV. 88-90 Pts

3,774 Views   Tasted
2012
90
Soft, polished and with a fresh mouth of cassis, the wine is forward and already fun to drink with its spicy, dark cherry and finish center.

Soft, polished and with a fresh mouth of cassis, the wine is forward and already fun to drink with its spicy, dark cherry and finish center.

2,858 Views   Tasted
Aromas of cedar chest and cassis led to a polished wine with soft textures and refined tannins which produced an elegant style of Forts de Latour. Reaching 12.8% ABV, the wine ended with fresh, polished black raspberry fruits. 90-92 Pts

Aromas of cedar chest and cassis led to a polished wine with soft textures and refined tannins which produced an elegant style of Forts de Latour. Reaching 12.8% ABV, the wine ended with fresh, polished black raspberry fruits. 90-92 Pts

3,713 Views   Tasted
2011
92
Tobacco, earthy cassis, smoke and an open personality, the wine is polished, soft, sweet and has ripe, sweet, fruits, with refinement in the finish. This is quite enjoyable to drink today.

Tobacco, earthy cassis, smoke and an open personality, the wine is polished, soft, sweet and has ripe, sweet, fruits, with refinement in the finish. This is quite enjoyable to drink today.

4,779 Views   Tasted
With a blast of black cherry, a hint of oak, fennel and wet earth on the nose, the wine moves to the palate with its soft, open, forward style, offering bright, sweet cherries in the slightly dusty finish.

With a blast of black cherry, a hint of oak, fennel and wet earth on the nose, the wine moves to the palate with its soft, open, forward style, offering bright, sweet cherries in the slightly dusty finish.

5,179 Views   Tasted
Blending 61.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and a tiny portion of Cabernet Franc, the wine represents 43% of the production. Deep ruby in color with scents of truffle, cassis, earth and blackberry, this is fresh, bright and vigorous in the mouth. The wine ends with clean cassis and spice. 90-92 Pts

Blending 61.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and a tiny portion of Cabernet Franc, the wine represents 43% of the production. Deep ruby in color with scents of truffle, cassis, earth and blackberry, this is fresh, bright and vigorous in the mouth. The wine ends with clean cassis and spice. 90-92 Pts

5,600 Views   Tasted
2010
94
Coffee, oak, earth, blackberry and licorice, the wine is dense, concentrated and lush. There has a strong Pauillac character, with stunning intensity and purity of fruit. With the exception of 1982 and 1990 Latour, this is better than any vintage of Latour between 1967 and 1994. Wow!

Coffee, oak, earth, blackberry and licorice, the wine is dense, concentrated and lush. There has a strong Pauillac character, with stunning intensity and purity of fruit. With the exception of 1982 and 1990 Latour, this is better than any vintage of Latour between 1967 and 1994. Wow!

13,806 Views   Tasted
Deep ruby in color, the wine opens with an earthy spicy, mineral driven nose. With round tannins, supple textures and a long creamy crème de cassis filled finish, this is very much in a Pauillac style of Bordeaux wine. 91-93 Pts

Deep ruby in color, the wine opens with an earthy spicy, mineral driven nose. With round tannins, supple textures and a long creamy crème de cassis filled finish, this is very much in a Pauillac style of Bordeaux wine. 91-93 Pts

13,486 Views   Tasted
Les Forts de Latour is produced from 72.5 Cabernet Sauvignon, 25.5 Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. This deeply colored, earth, oak, cassis and tobacco scented wine offers concentration, freshness, blackberry and chocolate flavors in the finish. This wine shares a family resemblance with its big brother, Chateau Latour. 90-93 Pts

Les Forts de Latour is produced from 72.5 Cabernet Sauvignon, 25.5 Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. This deeply colored, earth, oak, cassis and tobacco scented wine offers concentration, freshness, blackberry and chocolate flavors in the finish. This wine shares a family resemblance with its big brother, Chateau Latour. 90-93 Pts

9,746 Views   Tasted
2009
94
Smoke, tobacco, cigar box, earth and red fruit notes create the nose. It is easy to discern the level of fruit and maturity in the nose. On the palate, the wine offers freshness, ripe, dark red fruits, tobacco leaf, spice and chewy, ripe, soft tannins. There is the structure for further aging, yet you can pop a cork today, should you wish.

Smoke, tobacco, cigar box, earth and red fruit notes create the nose. It is easy to discern the level of fruit and maturity in the nose. On the palate, the wine offers freshness, ripe, dark red fruits, tobacco leaf, spice and chewy, ripe, soft tannins. There is the structure for further aging, yet you can pop a cork today, should you wish.

4,108 Views   Tasted
This just keeps getting better with bottle age, like all great wines. Full bodied, with rich textures, firm tannins and layers of salty rocks, cassis and blackberries. You can drink this now with an hour of age, or wait a bit. It is difficult to believe this is the second wine, as it's better than many Classified Growths.

This just keeps getting better with bottle age, like all great wines. Full bodied, with rich textures, firm tannins and layers of salty rocks, cassis and blackberries. You can drink this now with an hour of age, or wait a bit. It is difficult to believe this is the second wine, as it's better than many Classified Growths.

4,465 Views   Tasted
Full bodied, round, plush and polished, with a real freshness to the fruit along with richness and concentration to all the wine to expand and longer. The aromatics are equal to the mouth feel. Still young, this will add more complexity in the years to come. I've tasted this wine a few times since it was first shown in barrel and this is the best showing yet for this vintage. It's amazing to consider, but this is a better wine than Latour produced in many vintages during the 80's and 70's.

Full bodied, round, plush and polished, with a real freshness to the fruit along with richness and concentration to all the wine to expand and longer. The aromatics are equal to the mouth feel. Still young, this will add more complexity in the years to come. I've tasted this wine a few times since it was first shown in barrel and this is the best showing yet for this vintage. It's amazing to consider, but this is a better wine than Latour produced in many vintages during the 80's and 70's.

5,823 Views   Tasted
Blackberry, smoke, wet earth and wood scents open to a sweet, ripe, lush, round Pauillac filled with juicy, crisp cassis and blackberry. From a blend of 65.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32.3% Merlot, 1.9% Petit Verdot and a tiny bit of Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% ABV. This wine is better than many vintages of Chateau Latour produced in 80’s and early 90’s.

Blackberry, smoke, wet earth and wood scents open to a sweet, ripe, lush, round Pauillac filled with juicy, crisp cassis and blackberry. From a blend of 65.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32.3% Merlot, 1.9% Petit Verdot and a tiny bit of Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% ABV. This wine is better than many vintages of Chateau Latour produced in 80’s and early 90’s.

5,216 Views   Tasted
2008
92
Earthy, with wet forest floor, tobacco, spice and red fruits at its center, the wine is full bodied, showing soft tannins and spicy, red fruits and cigar wrapper in the finish. This is drinking great today.

Earthy, with wet forest floor, tobacco, spice and red fruits at its center, the wine is full bodied, showing soft tannins and spicy, red fruits and cigar wrapper in the finish. This is drinking great today.

4,258 Views   Tasted
08 Forts Latour sported a darker hue than did its bigger sibling. Spicy cassis on the nose with a medium body, finishes with flavors of cherry, cranberry, and cassis. 89-91 Pts

08 Forts Latour sported a darker hue than did its bigger sibling. Spicy cassis on the nose with a medium body, finishes with flavors of cherry, cranberry, and cassis. 89-91 Pts

5,972 Views   Tasted
2006
92
Spicy, tobacco, smoke and fresh fruits in character, with only a bit of tannin remaining to resolve. The wine is fresh, with a vibrant quality to its personality in the finish.

Spicy, tobacco, smoke and fresh fruits in character, with only a bit of tannin remaining to resolve. The wine is fresh, with a vibrant quality to its personality in the finish.

4,862 Views   Tasted
2005
92
Produced from blending 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot, the wine reached 13.2% ABV and represents 45% of the production. Ruby in color, with cedar wood, earth, forest and blackberry, the soft, fresh, cassis filled wine is medium bodied and ready for prime time drinking.

Produced from blending 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot, the wine reached 13.2% ABV and represents 45% of the production. Ruby in color, with cedar wood, earth, forest and blackberry, the soft, fresh, cassis filled wine is medium bodied and ready for prime time drinking.

4,808 Views   Tasted
2003
91
Soft, sweet, lush and fully developed, this blackberry, earth and plummy wine is round, open and accessible, with lots of spicy, earthy dark red cherries in its core. However, this is not a wine for aging, it’s already delivering most of its charm today.

Soft, sweet, lush and fully developed, this blackberry, earth and plummy wine is round, open and accessible, with lots of spicy, earthy dark red cherries in its core. However, this is not a wine for aging, it’s already delivering most of its charm today.

4,347 Views   Tasted
Already on a fast track for evolution. The color is lighter than I remembered. The perfume offers an interesting blend of slow roasted fruit topped with all spice. Nice entry filled with ripe Cabernet and finishes with silky sensations

Already on a fast track for evolution. The color is lighter than I remembered. The perfume offers an interesting blend of slow roasted fruit topped with all spice. Nice entry filled with ripe Cabernet and finishes with silky sensations

6,456 Views   Tasted
2000
88
With its, black fruit, cassis and leafy aromas was ready to drink as the tannins seemed resolved.

With its, black fruit, cassis and leafy aromas was ready to drink as the tannins seemed resolved.

10,163 Views   Tasted