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Les Forts de Latour 1982

Les Forts de Latour - Chateau Latour

35 years

Here is an example of why a second wine is well worth buying in a great vintage. Unfortunately, I do not have any of the 1990, and I couldn’t find any to purchase, but I bought plenty of the 1982, although I never dreamed it would be drinking so great at age 27. Much lighter around the edge than its bigger sibling, it exhibits an explosive nose of charcoal, black fruits, herbs, and soil undertones. Full-bodied and fleshy with no hard edges (which is exactly the way it performed over the last 10-15 years), it probably should be consumed over the next 4-5 years. However, given the fact that it has aged so beautifully for so long, it may last even longer. Release price: ($140.00/case)

94 Robert Parker score

€ 3,800
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* price for one OWC (original wooden case) in perfect condition – 12x75cl per OWC

Last Update October 2015

Les Forts de Latour - Chateau Latour

Les Forts de Latour is the second wine of the infamous Chateau Latour ; a world renowned French wine estate, located in Pauillac, in the Medoc region of Bordeaux, France. Latour is in the north-west of Bordeaux, sharing a border with Saint-Julien, a stone’s throw away from the banks of the Gironde estuary.

Chateau Latours primary wine was rewarded the status of “first growth” in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, due to its production of the highest quality wines throughout the years. Les Forts de Latour was labeled in 1966, and continues to maintain the strong brand image to this day.

Chateau Latour produces two other wines; the primary wine - Grand Vin de Chateau Latour, and a third wine, Le Pauillac, launched in 1973. Always amongst the elite and expensive, an Imperial (6 liter bottle) of Chateau Latour was auctioned for £ 135,000 in 2011.

15,000 - 18,000 cases

Annual production

Unclassified

Classification

Pauillac/Medoc - Left Bank

Location/Region

78 hectares

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