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2005 Les Forts de Latour [2nd wine of Ch. Latour]


Ex-château; proof tagged help

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$220.00 per Bottle


2 Bottles




"Shows blackberry, coffee, cedar, and raisin on the nose, turning to licorice and fresh flowers. Full-bodied, with refined, silky tannins and a long finish. Balanced and juicy. Builds on the palate, with currant, licorice and mineral character, followed by a powerful finish. An amazing second wine. Best after 2015. 13,330 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2008)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2015

"The 2005 Les Forts de Latour is another beautiful wine from this estate. Medium to full-bodied, with a dense ruby/purple color, loads of blackcurrant fruit, earth, and spice, the wine is extremely pure, broad, savory, and quite expensive. This is a fabulous second wine, but in essence, this is really of classified growth quality. Drink it over the next 20+ years." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #219
(WA, 06/28/2015)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2015-2035

"The Les Forts de La Tour 2005 has a more complex bouquet compared to the Petit Mouton, with blackberries, wild strawberry and floral scents that just blossom in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, almost symmetrical in the mouth with great precision and intensity towards the finish that gently caresses the mouth. There is a tang of soy on the aftertaste that imparts a sense of tension, an edginess, completing a bona fide classy Deuxième Vin built for the long-term." Neal Martin's Wine Journal
(NM, 02/01/2015)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2018-2040

"Good red-ruby. Exotic aromas of roasted plum, currant and graphite. Big, round and sweet but with the broad shoulders of the year. The silky flavors of currant, tobacco and sweet oak show extraordinary baby fat and volume. Wonderfully rich, expressive wine with a very long, silky, aromatic back end. 'Better than the 2007 Latour today, and almost as long,' says Engerer." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/2008)

Rating: 92

"A sensational Forts for the same reasons as the Pavillon Rouge de Château Margaux: the influence of the sumptuous Merlot that, in other years, would have gone into the grand vin, giving body, and a nobility to the remarkable tannins, and a velvety quality to the texture." Michel Bettane/Thierry Desseauve, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 13
(WFW, 04/01/2006)

Rating: 18

"Very dark with some ruby at the rim. Very dense and polished. On the nose, lightly perfumed. Dry but with a lot more charm and flesh than the 2006. Round and sweet. Very charming. Big and round. Neat and dry finish but not at all demanding." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 07/07/2009)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2012-2030

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