Château Latour

Les Forts de Latour Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.329 ratings
9.38 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Wine No. 7 in the lineup of 8 Cabernets tasted blind and ranked #2 by the consensus of tasters was the Les Forts. Dark brooding and masculine as Latour generally is. Some sweetness to the full bodied palate. Very persistent tannins. You could happily drink this now or in 20 years time. The Grand Vin of Latour for 2009 has been described as a 100 Year wine. A classic Pauillac Cabernet from a good year.

Wine No. 7 in the lineup of 8 Cabernets tasted blind and ranked #2 by the consensus of tasters was the Les Forts. Dark brooding and masculine as Latour generally is. Some sweetness to the full bodied palate. Very persistent tannins. You could happily drink this now or in 20 years time. The Grand Vin of Latour for 2009 has been described as a 100 Year wine. A classic Pauillac Cabernet from a good year.

Sep 28th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

I love this second wine of Latour and the 2009 is outstanding.

The nose shows, brightly floral, ripe and slightly stewed fruits of; dark cherries, blackberries, strawberries, black raspberries & haunting blueberries on the high nose. Beautiful, soft, dark spices, leather, graphite, light tobacco, red licorice, dry brush, limestone, dart crushed rocks, anise to black licorice, coffee, steeped tea, vanilla, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon stick with brightly floral; red, dark, blue flowers with violets & hints of lavender.

The body is just full, round, silky and shows the astounding beauty & elegance of 2009. The structure, tension, length and balance are nicely knitted together. Brightly floral, ripe and slightly stewed fruits of; dark cherries, blackberries, strawberries, black raspberries & haunting blueberries. Beautiful, soft, dark spices, leather, graphite, light tobacco, red licorice, dry brush, limestone, dart crushed rocks, rich, dark, moist earth, anise to black licorice, coffee, steeped tea, herbal notes, eucalyptus, saline, vanilla, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon stick with brightly floral; red, dark, blue flowers with violets & hints of lavender. The acidity is dead on. The finish dances on the palate. It is perfectly balanced and elegant as hell. Just misses 9.5. If I had a whole bottle, it would get elevated. This wine in another 10 plus years to 35 years of age will stun.

Photos of; Chateau Latour, stainless tanks, library room that I would love to raid and barrel room.

I love this second wine of Latour and the 2009 is outstanding.

The nose shows, brightly floral, ripe and slightly stewed fruits of; dark cherries, blackberries, strawberries, black raspberries & haunting blueberries on the high nose. Beautiful, soft, dark spices, leather, graphite, light tobacco, red licorice, dry brush, limestone, dart crushed rocks, anise to black licorice, coffee, steeped tea, vanilla, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon stick with brightly floral; red, dark, blue flowers with violets & hints of lavender.

The body is just full, round, silky and shows the astounding beauty & elegance of 2009. The structure, tension, length and balance are nicely knitted together. Brightly floral, ripe and slightly stewed fruits of; dark cherries, blackberries, strawberries, black raspberries & haunting blueberries. Beautiful, soft, dark spices, leather, graphite, light tobacco, red licorice, dry brush, limestone, dart crushed rocks, rich, dark, moist earth, anise to black licorice, coffee, steeped tea, herbal notes, eucalyptus, saline, vanilla, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon stick with brightly floral; red, dark, blue flowers with violets & hints of lavender. The acidity is dead on. The finish dances on the palate. It is perfectly balanced and elegant as hell. Just misses 9.5. If I had a whole bottle, it would get elevated. This wine in another 10 plus years to 35 years of age will stun.

Photos of; Chateau Latour, stainless tanks, library room that I would love to raid and barrel room.

Nov 2nd, 2019
Sean Trapani

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

8.9

Good balance of fruit, dry leather, and oak. Opened up after about 1.5 hours and paired well with green beans and filet.

Good balance of fruit, dry leather, and oak. Opened up after about 1.5 hours and paired well with green beans and filet.

Jan 2nd, 2017
Daron Watson

silky n sexy ~ wonderful fruit ~ drinking gloriously

silky n sexy ~ wonderful fruit ~ drinking gloriously

Feb 20th, 2016
Shuji Yanada

まだまだ若々しい中で、果実味、タンニン、酸味、ボリューム感、バランス良くある。

まだまだ若々しい中で、果実味、タンニン、酸味、ボリューム感、バランス良くある。

May 31st, 2019
Emilie Vasu

St Barths at villa

St Barths at villa

Feb 10th, 2017
Art Kuo

Interesting to drink this next to the pauillac... It's a bit more fuller body but still very welcoming... Paired with scallops this wine brought out the sweetness in the food.

Interesting to drink this next to the pauillac... It's a bit more fuller body but still very welcoming... Paired with scallops this wine brought out the sweetness in the food.

Nov 2nd, 2016
Naoko Ito

Great wine.

Great wine.

Sep 5th, 2016
Christopher @travelwine

Rendez vous dans 10 ans

Rendez vous dans 10 ans

Apr 6th, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

Henrik had this 2 years ago

Henrik had this 2 years ago

Jan 27th, 2019