Les Forts de Latour 2012 Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac

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"The second wine, from vineyards outside of their famous walled l’enclos, the 2012 Les Forts de Latour is a beautiful, elegant wine with a dense purple color, notes of sweet black cherries and blackcurrants, subtle background minerality and no evidence of oak. This medium to full-bodied, beautifully constructed and layered Les Forts de Latour should drink nicely for 15 or more years." Score: 90 Robert Parker, RobertParker.com (218), April 2015
Type:
Vintage:
2012
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
12%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Médoc
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2030
Closure Type:
Cork
£210.00
 

Château Latour

Château Latour is located in the heart of the Médoc region, approximately 50 km north-west of Bordeaux.The Château's prime terroir l'Enclos overlooks the Gironde Estuary. Indeed it is the river and the ocean that have given the vineyard its geological complexity and ensure a mild climate. The location of Château Latour, 300 metres away from the estuary gives it a very individual character and tempers any extreme weather conditions that may affect the vines. The geological characteristics of the soil which is made up of clayey gravel and gravelly sand result in deep root systems, producing outstanding wines.

Tasting Notes

"The best second wine from a first growth in 2012, reflecting the quality of Latour itself, this is not a big, buxom Pauillac by any means, but its charms are considerable, with lovely focus and freshness, refined tannins and hints of graphite, minerality and blackcurrant. Long and well balanced." Score: 94 Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2013

Food Matches

The finest cuts of beef, lamb or venison, or a simple but well thought-out cheese board.