1995 Forts de Latour, Les Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JR 91
  • WS 90
  • NM 90

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JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2011
Dark crimson with a little age at the rim. Beefy, bloody notes on the nose. Quite open. Already quite soft and round on the front palate with fine tannins only on the very end. You could drink this now with food but there... Dark crimson with a little age at the rim. Beefy, bloody notes on the nose. Quite open. Already quite soft and round on the front palate with fine tannins only on the very end. You could drink this now with food but there is still lots of life in it. More substantial than the 1996 Forts. Vigorous and powerful. 17.5/20
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
Intense aromas of crushed blackberries and cassis. Full-bodied, with ripe fruit and velvety tannins. Long. Slightly one-dimensional. Needs to develop.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008. –JS
NM 90
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, September 2009
Tasted at Roberson’s in London. The Les Forts ’95 has a much more sumptuous, almost decadent bouquet compared to the Carraudes and Pavillon ’95 with red-berried fruit, blueberry and violets. Good definition. The palate is... Tasted at Roberson’s in London. The Les Forts ’95 has a much more sumptuous, almost decadent bouquet compared to the Carraudes and Pavillon ’95 with red-berried fruit, blueberry and violets. Good definition. The palate is medium-bodied, well balanced, fresh and lively and very pure with notes of wild strawberry, redcurrant and cranberry. Not a complex Les Forts and certainly fleshier compared to recent vintages with a sappy, just slightly attenuated finish. Drink now-2015.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 1995

Winery

Forts de Latour, Les

Chateau Latour, one of Bordeaux’s oldest and most famous wine producers, is a First Growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. It’s located in Pauillac near the border with Saint-Julien.

Vines have existed on the property since the 14th century, but Chateau Latour first began producing wines of great quality in the early eighteenth century. The estate gradually came to specialize in wine production, with 38 hectares of vines in 1759 and 47 hectares in 1794.

The vineyard currently has 78 hectares in production. The grapes from the 47 hectares surrounding the chateau, known as “L’Enclos”, are used in the production of the Grand Vin. The 30 hectares outside of the Enclos are used for the Forts de Latour and the Pauillac wines. The estate is planted with about 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot on gravelly hilltops and clay subsoil.