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1997 Latour Les Forts de Latour

  • 88 WA
  • 88 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52984-1997-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    Good ruby-red. Spicy, slightly roasted red berry, tobacco and black olive aromas. Supple, vinous and nicely delineated; shapely and approachable for this wine. Good ripe finish.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 1999
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    The 1997 Les Forts de Latour reveals a rich, blackberry, jammy (the French call it confiture) nose nicely intermingled with spice and earth. Soft, with low acidity, medium body, and good length, this plump, precocious tasting Les Forts de Latour should drink well during its first decade of life.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Is ready to drink it and haven't to decanting. Ruby with a brown rim. Richly layered with aromas of tart, baked red berries along with leather, forest ground, barnyard and coffee beans. The palate does not reflect the same richness especially on the mid palate.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2015
    Author: Butler wan
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Ruby in color. Low rim variation. Medium legs. Mineral, (mint) . Light bodied. Silky texture. Medium finish.
    Author: Wang Chong
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

  • 72 bottles owned
  • 20 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 20 collectors)