2008 Forts de Latour, Les Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WS 91
  • IWC 91
  • WA 91

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WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
This is rounded and pure with red and black currant black tea roasted apple wood and sanguine notes all gliding through the supple focused finish. Not big but has balance and length. Drink now through 2017. -JM
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Deep red-ruby. Oaky aromas and flavors of sweet berries licorice and spices. Silky and sweet on entry then quite broad and suave in the middle with ripe balancing acids giving shape to the wine's flavors. Finishes with... Deep red-ruby. Oaky aromas and flavors of sweet berries licorice and spices. Silky and sweet on entry then quite broad and suave in the middle with ripe balancing acids giving shape to the wine's flavors. Finishes with broad serious building tannins and excellent length. A strong showing for this wine which is built to age.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2016
Tasted at the château, the Les Forts de Latour 2008, a late cellar release from the estate, has a very delineated bouquet with blackberry, black truffle and cedar aromas the gently unfold in the glass. The palate is... Tasted at the château, the Les Forts de Latour 2008, a late cellar release from the estate, has a very delineated bouquet with blackberry, black truffle and cedar aromas the gently unfold in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a feisty entry, touches of white pepper, graphite and bell pepper on the entry that neatly complement the black fruit, which dovetails into a poised, minty finish. This is an excellent Les Forts de Latour that should age easily over the next 10-15 years. Tasted June 2015. - Neal Martin
JJB 91
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, April 2009
66.5% Cabernet Sauvignon 31.5% Merlot 2% P.V.; 47% of the vintage was used to produce this wine. This was another very rich wine showing lots of red raspberries casis and black pepper. This wine showed some presence of... 66.5% Cabernet Sauvignon 31.5% Merlot 2% P.V.; 47% of the vintage was used to produce this wine. This was another very rich wine showing lots of red raspberries casis and black pepper. This wine showed some presence of new oak had big chewy tannins and had a spicy finish. This was a good second wine for the vintage and I believe everything will integrate with additional time in barrel.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2008

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.