Les Forts de Latour is the second wine of the infamous Chateau Latour ; a world renowned French wine estate, located in Pauillac, in the Medoc region of Bordeaux, France. Latour is in the north-west of Bordeaux, sharing a border with Saint-Julien, a stone’s throw away from the banks of the Gironde estuary.
Chateau Latours primary wine was rewarded the status of “first growth” in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, due to its production of the highest quality wines throughout the years. Les Forts de Latour was labeled in 1966, and continues to maintain the strong brand image to this day.
Fine nose with pure blackcurrant fruit, hints of coffee and leather and notable oak beneath. Warm and ripe on the palate, with an energetic core and good tension, enveloping fruit tannins that grow and develop depth, all overlaid with a pure sweet fruit character that belies prominent Merlot content. Seamless and persistent through a long finish, good balance. 12,000 cases made