2007 Forts de Latour, Les Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 375ML

  • WA 92
  • WS 91
  • IWC 91

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2008
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WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2008
Refined with layers of polished tannins and a subtle and delicate palate. Medium-bodied with lovely length and finesse. Score range: 87-91 -JS
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
(a 59/41 blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot) Good red-ruby. Cassis graphite and flowers on the nose. Juicy and nicely delineated with good energy to the pretty flavors of dark fruits and spices. Just a hint of... (a 59/41 blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot) Good red-ruby. Cassis graphite and flowers on the nose. Juicy and nicely delineated with good energy to the pretty flavors of dark fruits and spices. Just a hint of leafiness. Nicely balanced essentially gentle wine with rather suave tannins.
JJB 93
Andrew Frieden - JJ Buckley, April 2008
59% Cabernet Sauvignon 41% Merlot. Purple with full intensity - Opaque. Black berry getting back to the left bank purity of the Cabernet Sauvignon fruit mineral structure with pavement and dusty tannins that are fine... 59% Cabernet Sauvignon 41% Merlot. Purple with full intensity - Opaque. Black berry getting back to the left bank purity of the Cabernet Sauvignon fruit mineral structure with pavement and dusty tannins that are fine grained. The mineral structure carries the wines balance with plus concentration of black berry fruit and fine grained tannins.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2007

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.