2011 Forts de Latour, Les Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 94
  • JS 93
  • NM 92
  • WA 92

Reviews for 2011 Forts de Latour, Les Bordeaux Blend

WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
This wine is sleek velvety caressing even with no angles at all offering pure cherry preserves and floral notes with a long cassis-infused finish that expands nicely as this airs. Tasted non-blind.-J.M.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2012
This is really excellent. Love the nose of minerals violets and berries. Full body with super fine tannins and a long long finish. Slightly lean but seamless tannins.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The Les Forts de Latour is a blend of 61.5% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Merlot 0.5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. It has a strict clinical bouquet with blackberry boysenberry crushed stone and a strong graphite seam. The... The Les Forts de Latour is a blend of 61.5% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Merlot 0.5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. It has a strict clinical bouquet with blackberry boysenberry crushed stone and a strong graphite seam. The palate is very precise on the entry a little grainy in texture with fine minerality. It is unashamedly classic nothing out of place a second wine with its shirt tucked in and its tie done right up to the collar...and I like it for that. Tasted April 2012.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2012
One of the finest second wines now being made Les Forts de Latour comes from the same parcel every year. The 2011 is composed of 61.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38.5% Merlot. Forty-three percent of the Latour production was... One of the finest second wines now being made Les Forts de Latour comes from the same parcel every year. The 2011 is composed of 61.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38.5% Merlot. Forty-three percent of the Latour production was relegated to this cuvee. Its opaque purple color is accompanied by a big sweet nose of creme de cassis underbrush licorice and incense. Medium to full-bodied deep fleshy and already appealing this 2011 should gain complexity over the next 5-7 years and last for 15-20. By the way Latour harvested relatively late for the Medoc beginning the harvest on September 12 and finishing on September 26.
JJB 92
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, April 2012
72.5% cabernet sauvignon 25.5% merlot and 2% petit verdot. The second wine of Latour Les Forts represents 43% of the 2011 harvest which began on September 12th with the merlot and finished with the cabernet sauvignon on... 72.5% cabernet sauvignon 25.5% merlot and 2% petit verdot. The second wine of Latour Les Forts represents 43% of the 2011 harvest which began on September 12th with the merlot and finished with the cabernet sauvignon on September 26th. Very deep purple core with a magenta rim. The nose is reminiscent of fresh baked blackberry pie fresh raspberry and strong minerality. The full-bodied palate is very fresh with balanced acidity refined texture and a long spicy finish. Enjoy 2017-2027.