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    2 919
  • Producer ranking ?

    40
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

The Story

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.

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Dark garnet red colour with purple hue. Elegant aroma reminiscent of gingerbread spices, hints of dark chocolate, prunes and ripe blackcurrants, elderberries in the background. On the palate well structured with fine tannins, excellent length, ripe fruit and hints of gingerbread and balmy spices in the background. 95

  • 95p

It displayed fine intensity and concentration of dark fruit, fat tannin, tight structure, fine balance and firm finish.

  • 91p
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
  • 91p

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Pauillac, Bordeaux

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Château Latour

Pauillac de Latour

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95p
 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Les Forts de Latour 2011  ( Château Latour )

Dark garnet red colour with purple hue. Elegant aroma reminiscent of gingerbread spices, hints of dark chocolate, prunes and ripe blackcurrants, elderberries in the background. On the palate well structured with fine tannins, excellent length, ripe fruit and hints of gingerbread and balmy spices in the background. 95

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Les Forts de Latour 2011  ( Château Latour )

It displayed fine intensity and concentration of dark fruit, fat tannin, tight structure, fine balance and firm finish.

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91p
 Jeff Leve, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  Les Forts de Latour 2011  ( Château Latour )

"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"

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 Jeff Leve, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  Les Forts de Latour 2011  ( Château Latour )

"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"

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