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1970 Latour Les Forts de Latour

  • 80 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52984-1970

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  • Rating: 16

    Magnum. Round, ripe, open earthy and full meaty complex, cedar wood, damp earth aromas, touch of volatile acidity, soft palate and tannins, firm acidity Pauillac elegant, fruit confit and dried, at its peak not to age for much longer. (RS)
    Author: Ronan Sayburn
  • Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 84

    This very fine wine is fully mature, and ideally requires consumption. Very dark ruby, with a smooth, round, ripe black currant and cedar bouquet, savory, full, generous flavors, and a slightly tart, acidic finish that detracts from an otherwise fine performance in 1970. Drink now. Last tasted, 1/85.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • Chateau Latour is among the First Growth properties classified in the Bordeaux 1855 Classification. The estate is situated in the southern portion of Pauillac, bordering St. Julien and the Gironde estuary. Latour is considered one of the longest-lasting First Growths, reflecting its high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon. The blend is typically 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The fruit is grown in vineyards with notably high levels of gravel and an ideal southeastern exposure. Latour is typified by its concentrated fruit and complexity. Young vintages are forward and jammy with multiple layers of fruit. Aromas include black-currant, cherry and prune, with a dusty bouquet of mint, leather, cedar, and tobacco. Chateau Latour can age a lifetime and should not be approached for ten to twenty years. Some of the best vintages include 1949, 1959, 1961, 1982, 1990, and 2000. Chateau Latour also produces a second wine called Les Forts de Latour and a third wine labeled simply Pauillac.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 102 bottles owned
    • 31 collectors