2011 Forts de Latour, Les Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WS 94
  • JS 93
  • WA 92
  • NM 92
  • WA 91

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WS 94
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
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.
WA 92
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.
NM 92
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 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2017
The 2011 Les Forts de Latour has a very refined bouquet, understated at first but gaining intensity in the glass with an attractive estuarine tincture developing and complementing the black fruit. Later on, there is a... The 2011 Les Forts de Latour has a very refined bouquet, understated at first but gaining intensity in the glass with an attractive estuarine tincture developing and complementing the black fruit. Later on, there is a trademark touch of Pauillac mintiness coupled with black olives. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy ripe tannin and very good weight in the mouth, the fruit profile leaning more towards the red side of the spectrum than black. This feels lithe and supple in the mouth, fleshy and generous with a smooth finish that slips down the throat. Enjoy this now and over the next 15-20 years. Tasted March 2017. - Neal Martin
JJB 92
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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2011

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.