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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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Deep colour. Fresh dark berry, blackberry fruits, hint of mocha vanilla. Dense richly flavoured wine with meaty dark berry, graphite notes, fine grainy slightly al dente textures and plenty of inky length. Lovely density richness and structural balance. Like a second growth. Acidity tightens up the palate giving linear persistency. Tasted at Ch Latour. 95 points

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Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with typical fruit, still slightly closed. Elegant spiciness in the background, excellent integration of oak, discreet hints of chocolate. On the palate well structured with full-bodied character excellent depth and length, intense sweet fruit, impressing finish. 95

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Ruby. Scented, blackberries, cassis, anise, scented notes, floral and detailed, nuanced. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, dark berries, anise, detailed and elegant, long. 92-94

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Pauillac, Bordeaux

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Château Latour

Pauillac de Latour

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Les Forts de Latour 2016  ( Château Latour )

Deep colour. Fresh dark berry, blackberry fruits, hint of mocha vanilla. Dense richly flavoured wine with meaty dark berry, graphite notes, fine grainy slightly al dente textures and plenty of inky length. Lovely density richness and structural balance. Like a second growth. Acidity tightens up the palate giving linear persistency. Tasted at Ch Latour. 95 points

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Les Forts de Latour 2016  ( Château Latour )

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Expressive nose with typical fruit, still slightly closed. Elegant spiciness in the background, excellent integration of oak, discreet hints of chocolate. On the palate well structured with full-bodied character excellent depth and length, intense sweet fruit, impressing finish. 95

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Les Forts de Latour 2016  ( Château Latour )

Ruby. Scented, blackberries, cassis, anise, scented notes, floral and detailed, nuanced. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, dark berries, anise, detailed and elegant, long. 92-94

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