• pclin wrote: 92 points

    April 23, 2022 - PnP. Last bottle from a case, this has been fairly consistent since ‘12, time to move on to ‘15 vintage. Flowers and oyster shells on the nose. Some tannins are yet to be resolved but nothing bothersome. Decent length and complexity, finished with burnt tobacco, coffee, and oaks. Very Pauillac and very nice, still showing well and will continue to evolve, really no hurry to consume this.

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  • rsed wrote:

    January 31, 2022 - Was good but I guess I expected more

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  • the player Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 26, 2021 - Viscous blackish crimson color. Such concentration of color, nose and palate. And that's just the third wine! Lots of earth, ripe dark red and black fruits, olive tapenade, cassis and pepper, graphite on the nose fully reflected on a lush palate, solid backbone mid palate, great acidity and power and a long tannic finish with a bitter coffee finish. Definitely still years away so I can't imagine when Les Forts de Latour or the Grand Vin itself will be ready.

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  • pclin wrote: 92 points

    August 13, 2021 - PnP. Similar to previous notes, this is drinking well at the moment. Still some tannins around but nothing intrusive. Pencil shavings and burnt tobaccos, fairly typical Pauillac. Delicious as usual, unbelievable achievement by Latour to produce a 3rd wine this good.

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  • zigzag Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 5, 2021 - Initial pop, seems heavier than most Bordeaux; interesting mushroom finish mixed with tart fruit. much more fruit and complexity after an hour and half.

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  • KJD45$ wrote: 94 points

    January 9, 2021 - I have a poor olfactory sense but this wine is a wow nose...
    Violets, deep fruit, tobacco just erupt...
    Flavor is outstanding, tea leaves, lead pencil, cassis, totally balanced with
    A cherry cocoa finely tannic finish...just outstanding wine...

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  • Sean Tay Likes this wine:

    September 8, 2020 - Cassis, spices, black current, medium+ tannin and medium acidity. Rounded on palate, 2009 was a very good vintage. Drinking very well. Did not decant, the taste will definitely improve with decanting.

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  • pclin wrote: 92 points

    July 4, 2020 - Bought 12 bottles of ‘15 vintage in halves recently, decided to give this a go. Clean nose, flowers, cedars, mints, and pencil lead mostly. Still a touch of fine tannins around, vibrant acidity, and good balance. Nothing seemed to be to out of place. Only fault maybe slightly short finish but then again this is a 3rd wine, what else do you want?

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  • Wineloon Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 3, 2020 - Really impressed with this. Decanted for about 2 hours and then drunk with roast beef and baked stuffed onions. Had a cheeky glass while cooking and still felt a bit young initially but once we started eating it was absolutely singing. So good. Olive brine on the nose initially and then dried flowers and cigar box. The palate is soft and giving initially but is backed by a wall of tannins which are quite dissolved now and really seem to be providing the perfect level of give and support. There is black currant fruit but also tart raspberry which gives it a lot of freshness. There is some spice and a bit of refreshing menthol on the long finish.

    Ooft, Christ knows what the grand vin is like!

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  • the player Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 30, 2020 - Lovely Pauillac in need of 2 to 3 hours in the decanter. See previous note. This wine is built to last with sweet tannins and acidity ensuring longevity.

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