2006 Latour - Les Forts de Latour 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
2006 Latour - Les Forts de Latour
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International Wine Cellar | 91

Deep ruby-red. Black fruits, licorice, minerals, tobacco and iron on the complex nose. The wine's sweetness almost comes as a shock, but the creamy blueberry and blackberry fruit flavors are given lift and clarity by firm acidity and solid underlying minerality. Finishes with sweet tannins and subtle persistence. An unusually accessible young Forts de Latour, and riper than it appeared to be in the early going: as I recall, its supple character is partly attributable to the fact that it includes a good bit of declassified Latour merlot but less Latour press wine than usual.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 144

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Wine Advocate | 92

The brilliant second wine, the 2006 Les Forts de Latour, a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, possesses a dense ruby/purple color, a beautiful bouquet of asphalt, cassis, cedar, truffles, and earth, and a full-bodied, dense, beautiful style that is similar to a 1996 Pauillac.

Drink Dates: 2009-2024
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 181

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Wine Spectator | 89

Blackberry and violet aromas, with a hint of black licorice. Medium- to full-bodied, with slightly chewy tannins and a medium finish. A little hollow midpalate. The second wine of Latour.

Drink Dates: 2013-2017
Author: James Suckling


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