Red

1996 Les Forts de Latour

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 49

  • Cigar nuke wrote: 92 points

    May 29, 2019 - Gorgeous wine. Enjoyed tonight on my birthday. Great comments here and I can agree with sweet spicy aromas. The palate is smooth graphite, minerals and dark fruit. There is a lot going on - a complex wine. The finish I agree - about 20 seconds. Bang in the middle of its long drinking window I would expect...

  • Labrador wrote: 80 points

    May 10, 2019 - I have had many an enjoyable experience with Les Forts de Latour and with this particular vintage. However, this bottle seemed to have shut down. The fruit was there, as was the nose, but on the palate it was very, very restrained. I have a few bottles left, and those baby Latours will not disappoint.

  • dream Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 5, 2019 - A beautiful Les Forts that’s expressive of the terroir with dark fruits and mature notes of roasted walnuts, dark spices and sweet, smoky earth. Quite ‘96 in the high-toned finish and crisp tannins and the sweet fruit underneath really comes through after a 2-hour decant. Plenty of life left here. Drunk in Bordeaux after en premeur.

  • brigcampbell wrote:

    December 15, 2018 - Pulled from Brent & Laurie's cellar. Wow, this was incredibly youthful, pop n pour, but showed beautifully. Classic BDX. There's strong graphite and dark fruit. Wonder what a decant would have done.

  • acyso wrote: 93 points

    September 15, 2018 - HDH auction at Spiaggia (ft. Maison Leroy); 9/13/2018-9/15/2018 (Chicago, IL): Yeah, this is really classic Bordeaux. Intense graphite, black fruit, and power on the nose and palate. The acidity and freshness here off the charts. Dark fruit and fairly resolved tannins. This is actually drinking splendidly already.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/17/2011 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

    (Chateau Latour Les Forts de Latour Pauillac) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1998, IWC Issue #78 (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

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  • Pending Delivery 9 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,102 (71%)
  • Consumed 450 (29%)

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