Red

1996 Les Forts de Latour

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 40

  • Anonymous wrote: (96 points)

    December 2, 2016 - Bordeaux: Second wines in great vintages. (Valuas): Beautifully mature and still fresh bouquet with good dark fruits, lead pencil , smoke and luxurious oak. On the palate a wine with great extraction, dark berries like blackberries and cassis, good acidity, round but still powerful tannin and full bodied. Beautiful and with a future of 5+ years.

  • 22slams Likes this wine: (92 points)

    September 29, 2016 - Its a beautiful wine. Drinking now at its peak. The color was dark ruby and i smelled heavy leather at the nose as if a leather chair right in front of me. On the palate is smoky, tobacco and a long finish.
    Loved it!!

  • Jonathanmustang Likes this wine: (91 points)

    March 5, 2016 - Nez de bonne puissance sur le cuir, les fruits, la fumée, le cèdre et un peu de poivrons rouges
    La bouche est très belle, du fruit et du cuir en puissance, tannins bien intégrés mais présents, beaucoup de matière
    Finale de belle longueur, un peu rugeuse, sur le fruit rouge, la fumée et une touche de poivron rouge.
    À son plateau, va encore tenir la route quelques années

  • Erik12000 Likes this wine:

    February 4, 2016 - A great wine. It was the first bottle from a case I bought at the release in the 1990's. A classic Bordeaux nose with blackcurrant, leather and oak but also a touch of stems. Lots of fruit with soft integrated tannins. What you want from a mature Bordeaux. At its peak now but will last for several years.

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  • rh53w wrote: (91 points)

    May 11, 2015 - Decanted 25 minutes and drank over the next hour and a half. Dark and bloody. Sweet jammy red fruit, almost like a fruit roll up, on the nose, plus some leather, tobacco, graphite and mineral. The palate is lean, minerally and generous at the same time with soft, fully integrated tannins, lots of red fruit, raspberry liquor, raisins and currants. Medium weight. My main gripe is the 20 or so second finish, which could be longer. This is probably at its plateau.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/25/2003 (link) 92 points

    (Les Forts de Latour) Chateau Latour Vertical with Robert Parker and Latour's Frederic Engerer: Black red with a slight orange tinge at the edges; nose of olive and oregano; nice, tight, herbaceous palate, with cedar and tobacco (Opened up a lot with time in the glass; Engerer said this one contained about 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and about 22% Merlot)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type Red
  • Producer Les Forts de Latour
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac
  • UPC Code 3700266201568

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  • Pending Delivery 8 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,043 (72%)
  • Consumed 400 (28%)

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