2002 Chateau Les Forts de LATOUR
Bordeaux Red Pauillac ‘Magnum’

$450.00

steve tanzer
wineadvocate.com
750 ML

1 in stock

Description

The ‘Second Wine’ of Chateau LATOUR

Magnums Only 1500 ML

History

Les Forts de Latour takes its name from an historic plot in the « Enclos ». The wine was first labelled with this name in 1966 and constant work on developing its quality has resulted in its achieving the level of a Médoc Grand Cru Classé.

Les Forts de Latour is produced with the same meticulous care as the Grand Vin, both in the vineyard and in the winery. The only notable difference, apart from the origin of the grapes, is the proportion of new barrels (50 to 60%) used in the maturing stage.

The blend for Forts de Latour can vary from one year to the next but there is always a higher proportion of Merlot (25 to 30%) compared to the Grand Vin.

International Wine Cellar – 90+ Points

Good deep red-ruby. Cool aromas of raspberry, currant, black olive and spicy oak. Sweet, sexy flavors of redcurrant, tobacco, nuts and dried herbs. A bit more compact today than the 24, but finishes with suave tannins and very good grip. Showing a bit of an acid edge following the bottling. IWC –Stephen Tanzer [5/2005]

Wine Advocate – 92 Points

A classic second wine that shows outstanding potential, the dark ruby/purple-colored 2002 has notes of cedar wood, black currants, earth, and truffles in a medium to full-bodied, supple-textured, beautifully concentrated style that can be drunk now or cellared for 10-15 years. wineadvocate.com –Robert Parker [4/2005]

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