Red

1996 Les Forts de Latour

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Médoc
  • > Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 33

  • Julian Marshall Likes this wine: (91 points)

    January 11, 2015 - Cedar, blackberry and leather on the nose. Inexpressive tastes at first, it took a good 7 hours to emerge, then the attack brightened, with quite precise blackberry, violet and a hint of plum, followed by a second wave, much more enjoyable, of sweet cassis and raspberry liqueur, before a crisp finale. Civilized, a little lacking in exuberance, but ultimately very satisfying.

  • Mneeleman Likes this wine: (92 points)

    November 15, 2013 - Fruit, lovely complex smooth acids. Next to the Carruades 1996 this was wonderful. It won't get better but I am sure it can stay at this level for at least another 5 years

  • Paul D wrote: (93 points)

    November 9, 2013 - Decanted 1/2 an hour. Medium/deep garnet core, medium pale rim. This has a reasonably developed, complex nose, with cool dark fruit, smoke, notes of gravelly earth and a slight herbal edge. On the palate this is medium bodied with soft tannins, intense, pure dark fruit, touch of smoke and mineral with nice tangy acidity carrying a lingering finish with just a touch of grip left at the tail end. Beautifully balanced and composed, this outperformed expectations and I would say is drinking perfectly now.

  • Collector1855 wrote: (92 points)

    June 14, 2013 - Chateau Latour vertical with Commercial Director Jean Garandeau (Grand Hotel Dolder, Zurich): At Arvi Chateau Latour tasting, Grand Hotel Dolder. Dark ruby with garnet rim. Expressive nose of forest floor with pronounced musty, mushroom and farmyard notes. On the palate soft and pleasant but with a bit of the hole in the mid palate. Nose stronger than palate. Ready now.

  • jmoon wrote: (94 points)

    June 1, 2013 - Love this wine. Delicious pencil and leather pauillac , perfectly balanced and mature. Medium bodied, seamless, delicious.

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    May/June 1999, Issue #84 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 897 (74%)
  • Consumed 316 (26%)

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