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Les Forts de Latour 2010

$930.00 per bottle

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"Latour is unquestionably the most consistent of Bordeaux’s first growths.

"True to its reputation this wine is as remarkable in the finer vintages as in the lesser ones.

"Generally powerful, tannic, rich, dense, and intense, the wines of Latour are always top flight and extremely long-lived."

— Robert Parker

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"Latour is unquestionably the most consistent of Bordeaux’s first growths.

"True to its reputation this wine is as remarkable in the finer vintages as in the lesser ones.

"Generally powerful, tannic, rich, dense, and intense, the wines of Latour are always top flight and extremely long-lived."

— Robert Parker

James Suckling
James Suckling
96 Aromas of currants, blueberries and blackberries with a dark chocolate undertone. Perfumed and beautiful. Full body, with velvety tannins that are fine-tuned and tentative. It lasts for minutes. Gorgeous fruit and richness. Perhaps the greatest Les Forts ever? Try in 2018.
Robert Parker
Robert Parker
97 Bizarre as it may sound, the 2010 Les Forts de Latour is also the finest I have ever tasted from this selection, which comes from specific vineyards, not really so much a second wine as just another wine from estate holdings. A blend of 72.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27.5% Merlot that represents 40% of the production, this astonishing wine hit 14.3% natural alcohol. Extremely ripe and rich, it reminds me of the 1982 on steroids (and that wine is still drinking great 30 years after the vintage). Sensational notes of graphite, crushed rocks, black fruits, camphor and damp forest notes are present in this expansive, savory, full-throttle wine, which is better than many vintages of the great Latour itself from the past. (That may be a heretical statement, but it's the truth as I see it.)
Name Les Forts de Latour
Vintage 2010
Type Rouge / Red
Appellation Pauillac
Classification 2nd Wine
Grape Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlot; Cabernet Franc; Petit Verdot
Format 750ml
Average Age of Vines 40 years old
Production 175,000 bottles
Soil

Gunzian gravel over clay and limestone

Winemaking 21 days' maceration and fermentation in stainless-steel vats
Ageing 15 months in oak barrels (50% new oak)
Website
Food Pairings Beef; Lamb; Duck
Occasions Business Dinner; Celebrations; Social Commitments
When to Drink Enjoy over the Next 25 Years