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Les Forts de Latour 2008

Bordeaux - Pauillac - 2nd wine - Château Latour
$242.14
Bottle 0.75L
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Data sheets
Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon 67%
Petit Verdot 2%
Merlot 31
Château Latour

Château Latour

What discerning wine connoisseur doesn't know Château Latour, a very simple name that has nevertheless never deserved the great prestige it has acquired. Its history began in 1718, when the Marquis Nicolas-Alexandre de Ségur planted the first vines on the site. 

Then in 1787, Thomas Jefferson, US ambassador to France at the time, mentioned him in his travel notes, marking the beginning of his fame.

In 1855, its consecration was reached when it acceded to the prestigious title of Ier Grand Cru Classé in the Médoc Grands Crus classification, a distinction it shares with Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Haut-Brion as well as Château Margaux, and then with Château Mouton Rothschild since 1973.

Owned by French businessman François Pinault since 1993, Château Latour reigns over an 80-hectare vineyard, 48 of which are grouped within an enclosure with vines over 40 years old that are the heart of Domaine. They are planted on gravelly hilltops overlooking the Gironde estuary, an ideal, high-quality terroir, and give birth to a great wine. The grape varieties are 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. 

The Domaine produces two other cuvées: a Second vin, Les Forts de Latour, and a third wine, the Pauillac de Latour.

The wines of Château Latour have an exceptional ability to stand the test of time, waiting several decades before being enjoyed. They harmoniously combine tannic structure, persistence, breed and elegance. 

Critics Les Forts de Latour 2008.

Wine Enthusiast
91/100
Bettane & Desseauve
17.5/20
Jean-Marc Quarin
92/100
Falstaff
92/100
Wine Cellar Insider - J. Leve
92/100
La Revue du Vin de France
17.5/20

Description Les Forts de Latour 2008.

The wine has an elegant, brilliant ruby-red color with slightly orange highlights.

At first taste, it offers a complex aromatic bouquet blending black fruits and undergrowth scents.

After aeration appear woody notes. On the palate, the wine is powerful and concentrated.

The warm attack, quickly balances and evolves on tannins that are still rather fermented but, of great quality.

The finish, concentrated and persistent ends on greedy fruits.

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