2000 Forts de Latour, Les Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WS 93
  • WA 91
  • IWC 91

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WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2003
Super enticing aromas of crushed raspberries Indian spices and hints of vanilla. Full-bodied with a refined and tight tannin structure and a long refreshing finish. A beauty. Second wine of Latour. Best Les Forts in... Super enticing aromas of crushed raspberries Indian spices and hints of vanilla. Full-bodied with a refined and tight tannin structure and a long refreshing finish. A beauty. Second wine of Latour. Best Les Forts in years. Best after 2009. 11665 cases made. (JS)
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2003
A brilliant Forts de Latour the 2000 boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with a vibrant nose of black currants intermixed with minerals tobacco and spice box. Medium to full-bodied with loads of glycerin and fat (that... A brilliant Forts de Latour the 2000 boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with a vibrant nose of black currants intermixed with minerals tobacco and spice box. Medium to full-bodied with loads of glycerin and fat (that nearly obscure some serious tannin) it will be drinkable between 2007-2020.</P>
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2003
($65-$95) Very good red-ruby. Exotic aromas of roasted red berries and spices. Sweet lush broad and impressively ripe. Flavors of black cherry licorice and shoe polish are at once classic Pauillac and compellingly... ($65-$95) Very good red-ruby. Exotic aromas of roasted red berries and spices. Sweet lush broad and impressively ripe. Flavors of black cherry licorice and shoe polish are at once classic Pauillac and compellingly exuberant. Complicated by a lovely floral element. Finishes very long bright and sweet. A superb vintage for this wine. 91 points
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2000

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.