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2010 Forts de Latour, Les Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA97
  • JS96
  • WS96
  • JS96
  • WE94
  • JL93
  • JR93
  • ST90

Reviews

WA97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
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... 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.) This wine needs a good 5-6 years of cellaring and should age for three decades at minimum, given the fact that the 1982 is in terrific form and wasn’t this concentrated or prodigious. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JS96
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, January 2013
72.5% cabernet sauvignon 25.5% merlot 2% petit verdot. This wine represents 40% of the harvest in 2010 which began on September 20th with the merlot and finished on October 11th with the cabernet sauvignon. Alcohol is... 72.5% cabernet sauvignon 25.5% merlot 2% petit verdot. This wine represents 40% of the harvest in 2010 which began on September 20th with the merlot and finished on October 11th with the cabernet sauvignon. Alcohol is 14.3%. A nose of bright red fruits leads into flavors of grilled steak chocolate raspberry and an intense mineral streak. The finish is long with tremendous texture and weight on the palate. Tannins are beautifully integrated. Though this is Latour's second wine most wineries would be thrilled if this was their first wine! A real stunner and their best ever. Drink 2020-2030.
WS96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
This comes off as almost sweet thanks to gentle ripeness and friendly plum sauce raspberry and cherry compote notes all backed by an energy that's in reserve. There's latent acidity rippling through the finish... This comes off as almost sweet thanks to gentle ripeness and friendly plum sauce raspberry and cherry compote notes all backed by an energy that's in reserve. There's latent acidity rippling through the finish where briar pastis and graphite lurk as well. Really pure. A noticeable step up from the Pauillac. Tasted non-blind. -J.M.
JS96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
Aromas of currants, blueberries and blackberries with a dark chocolate undertone. Perfumes and beautiful. Full body, with velvety tannins that are fine-tuned and tentative. It lasts for minutes. Gorgeous fruit and... Aromas of currants, blueberries and blackberries with a dark chocolate undertone. Perfumes 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 Fort ever? Try in 2018.
WE94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
Powerful, yet beautiful and smoothly structured. It has ripe, rich fruits, spice and sweet acidity. As a contrast, there is a dense core of tannins where the wine shows some severity and youth.
JL93
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, January 2013
Les Forts de Latour is produced from 72.5 Cabernet Sauvignon 25.5 Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. This deeply colored earth oak cassis and tobacco scented wine offers concentration freshness blackberry and chocolate flavors... Les Forts de Latour is produced from 72.5 Cabernet Sauvignon 25.5 Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. This deeply colored earth oak cassis and tobacco scented wine offers concentration freshness blackberry and chocolate flavors in the finish. This wine shares a family resemblance with its big brother Chateau Latour.
JR93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
Lustrous dark crimson. Very flashy and attention-grabbing. Lots of sweetness and ripeness. Not classical in style but great freshness and ripe tannin on the end. Lots going on here. A popular choice. 18/20
ST90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Deep red. Sweet red cherry, cassis, cedar and graphite on the showy nose. Sweet and chewy in the mouth, with red fruit liqueur and Oriental spice elements carrying through on the tactile, long finish. Much better than... Deep red. Sweet red cherry, cassis, cedar and graphite on the showy nose. Sweet and chewy in the mouth, with red fruit liqueur and Oriental spice elements carrying through on the tactile, long finish. Much better than the Pauillac, which is the estate's third wine. (ID)