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2008 Latour - Les Forts de Latour

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
  • 91 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52984-2008-750-1A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    A strong effort, this 2008 exhibits a dark ruby/purple color, more minerality than the 2010 and hints of cedarwood, black currants, underbrush and forest floor. This round, generous blend of 66.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33.5% Merlot should easily last for two decades or more.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Crimson. Sweet and very rich. Transparent. Just a bit loose. Angular finish.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Deep red-ruby. Oaky aromas and flavors of sweet berries, licorice and spices. Silky and sweet on entry, then quite broad and suave in the middle, with ripe balancing acids giving shape to the wine's flavors. Finishes with broad, serious, building tannins and excellent length. A strong showing for this wine, which is built to age.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2011
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    This is rounded and pure, with red and black currant, black tea, roasted apple wood and sanguine notes all gliding through the supple, focused finish. Not big, but has balance and length.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Self | Rating: 90

    2008 barrel sample at chateau. Clean attack, fresh fruit, bright and pronounced acidity, a little unbalanced on the finish at this point but should resolve itself. Tannic. 66.5% CS; 31.5% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot. 47% of harvest. A step behind Pavillon Rouge for top 2nd wine of the Firsts. 88-90 points.
    Author: Miguel L
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

  • 294 bottles owned
  • 23 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 23 collectors)