International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91($65-$95) Very good red-ruby. Exotic aromas of roasted red berries and spices. Sweet, lush, broad and impressively ripe. Flavors of black cherry, licorice and shoe polish are at once classic Pauillac and compellingly exuberant. Complicated by a lovely floral element. Finishes very long, bright and sweet. A superb vintage for this wine.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2003
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18Dark and shaded ruby. Much more complex nose than any wine so far. But quite developed..? I love the minerality and lusciousness-yet-dryness on the finish. Very solid performance and a lovely wine for an extended period, I would say. Very grown up indeed.Author: Jancis Robinson
JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 94Some call it the second wine of the great first growth of Latour. But it's a unique wine on its own. It shows blueberry, raspberry and other dark-berry character. It's so round and delicious, why wait?Author: James Suckling
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Super enticing aromas of crushed raspberries, Indian spices and hints of vanilla. Full-bodied, with a refined and tight tannin structure and a long, refreshing finish. A beauty. Second wine of Latour. Best Les Forts in years. 11,665 cases made.Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92The 2000 Les Forts de Latour is a seriously endowed wine with notes of black walnuts, black currants, crushed rock, tobacco and spice box. Full-bodied, luscious but still in need of another 2-3 years to hit full maturity, it certainly can evolve for another 15 or more years, and looks to be slightly richer and longer-lived than I originally predicted. My original ratings appear to have been dead on the money for both of these efforts from Chateau Latour.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 93Author: gd10102
Self | Rating: 93Drink Dates: 2011-2020Author: flavio
Self | Rating: 89Lots of thick legs displaying slight coloration. Black maroon colored wine with a controlled nose of deep rich earth, anise, caramel, high toned dark berry fruits, and lead. Moderate but mouth coating tannins. Somewhat liquide but with decent length. Acid is on the high range of acceptable. Quite tight at present with simple fruit on the palate.Drink Dates: 2010-2020Author: Daniel B
Self | Rating: 94Opened new case. Beautiful wine. A little thin at the rim but fruit went on for hours. Mild smoke and briar. Smooth tannins.Author: Dnadoc00
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 1694 bottles owned
- 229 collectors
- Average collector rating: 92
(Out of 229 collectors)