2011 Les Forts de Latour (2017 Release)



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£825.00

Average critic rating : 90.25 points

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90-92

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. Apr 2012, www.robertparker.com, Drink: 2017-2037

90-92

90-92

The Les Forts de Latour is a blend of 61.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 0.5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. It has a strict, clinical bouquet with blackberry, boysenberry, crushed stone and a strong graphite seam. The palate is very precise on the entry, a little grainy in texture with fine minerality. It is unashamedly classic, nothing out of place, a second wine with its shirt tucked in and its tie done right up to the collar...and I like it for that. May 2012, www.robertparker.com

90

90

Aromas of dried berries and fresh herbs such as lemongrass. Full body with firm, chewy tannins and a chocolate, pie-crust, berry and mineral character. A little salty and mineral. Needs at least five to six years. Feb 2014, www.jamessuckling.com

91

91

A tightly coiled version, with a strong iron base that keeps the core of plum, black currant and bitter cherry pinned down for now. A bolt of graphite courses through the finish. This is very solid, showing some serious cut. 12,500 cases made. Mar 2014, www.winespectator.com, Drink: 2016-2026

89

89

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. May 2014, www.thewinecellarinsider.com

93

93

This wine is characterized by both structure and rich fruitiness. A dark, smoky character brings out the solid tannins that underlie the black currant fruitiness and the balance. Although it doesn't have power, an intensity gives a flavor that lasts in the mouth. Drink this wine from 2018. Jan 2014, www.wineenthusiast.com

16.5

16.5

Inky crimson with a greyish crimson rim. Very ripe damson and plum, a little bit jammy. Then much more upright and firm. Juicy as well as chewy. Good fruit depth and a long dry, chalky finish. Jan 2015, www.jancisrobinson.com, Drink: 2018-2029

87

87

Bright red-ruby. Fresh dark berries, flint and herbs on the nose. Spicy and taut, offering good lift to its blackcurrant and herb flavors, but high acidity gives this wine an almost shrill quality. Slightly pinched on the finish, with the blackcurrant and licorice notes repeating. Jul 2014, www.vinous.com



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