Château Latour "Les Forts de Latour" 2011

Château Latour "Les Forts de Latour" 2011

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• Domaine: Château Latour
• A.O.C.: Pauillac
• Classification: Second Wine, First Growth, 1èr Grand Cru Classé in 1855

Tasting Notes

"The 2011 Les Forts de Latour has a very refined bouquet, understated at first but gaining intensity in the glass with an attractive estuarine tincture developing and complementing the black fruit. Later on, there is a trademark touch of Pauillac mintiness coupled with black olives. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy ripe tannin and very good weight in the mouth, the fruit profile leaning more towards the red side of the spectrum than black. This feels lithe and supple in the mouth, fleshy and generous with a smooth finish that slips down the throat. Enjoy this now and over the next 15-20 years. Tasted March 2017." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (5/31/2017, Interim Issue), Ratings: 91

"One of the finest second wines now being made, Les Forts de Latour comes from the same parcel every year. The 2011 is composed of 61.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38.5% Merlot. Forty-three percent of the Latour production was relegated to this cuvee. Its opaque purple color is accompanied by a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, underbrush, licorice and incense. Medium to full-bodied, deep, fleshy and already appealing, this 2011 should gain complexity over the next 5-7 years, and last for 15-20. By the way, Latour harvested relatively late for the Medoc, beginning the harvest on September 12 and finishing on September 26." - Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate (4/25/2012, Issue 200), Ratings: 90-92

 


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