Latour

About Château Latour

Latour has, in many ways, always been the most forward-thinking and disruptive First Growth, ever since its original rise to prominence under the Ségur family in the 18th century. Its decision not to participate in En Primeur had a rippling effect throughout the fine wine world, and whilst it has not precipitated a broader move away from the system by other estates, the vast majority of Bordelais properties have certainly reduced the amount of their wine offered in this way choosing to hold back stock to be released upon maturity. A sign of Latour's influence upon the entire region.

 

The Vineyard and the Wine

There is an ancient Médoc saying - to make great wine, you must be able to see the water. No other First Growth is closer to the Gironde's estuary than this imposing estate, contributing to simply extraordinary terroir which means that Latour has an enviable (and uncanny) ability to produce outstanding wine in difficult years. In favourable years, the vineyard soaks up extra heat reflected from the water's surface. In unpleasant years, the property is protected from extremes by the moderating effect of the estuary's regulatory benefits.


This dream terroir allows the winemaking team to focus on a variety of aspects of viticulture safe in the knowledge that nature will see them through the worst - and focus they have! Ever the pioneers, Latour was one of the first châteaux to introduce cutting-edge processes such as satellite imaging of distinct plots, sensors assessing vine vigour and even wind-direction monitoring before the application of fully biodynamic treatments.

 

Château Latour has a distinctly high proportion of clay in the soil throughout its vineyard. Whilst unusual for Pauillac, it is, in fact, the very same clay upon which the vines of Château Pétrus are planted in Pomerol. Obviously found in far smaller quantities and dominated by glorious Left Bank gravel, the result of this composition is a wine of unfathomable texture, richness, concentration and spine-tingling freshness - for which Latour garnered the epithet "an iron fist in a velvet glove".

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Latour 1989 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €8,191.45
1989

Latour 1989 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (94)

This is so decadent and exciting on the nose, with very ripe fruit, tobacco, meat and cedar. Full-bodied, offering amazing raspberry fruit in the core of the palate. Ultrapolished, velvety tannins wonderfully coat every inch of your palate. This will age for years ahead, but it's so lovely now. Much better than many people think.¿'89/'99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). Drink now. 17,000 cases made. -JS
As per photos ,215187 Delivery to Storage from 18 Oct 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €8,191.45
Latour 1990 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €14,989.45
1990

Latour 1990 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (100)

Like a Michelangelo; everything is in perfect proportion. Has an amazing amount of violets, new wood and fruit on the nose and palate and a superb concentration of silky tannins. The wine of the vintage, and the best from this estate since the legendary 1961. Best after 2000.
As per photos ,222824 - NOT SIB: Raised corks, stained caps Delivery to Storage from 18 Oct 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €14,989.45
Latour 1991 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €6,889.45
1991

Latour 1991 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (89)

Stretching the limits of this vintage. A complex wine with a major dose of new wood. Very silky and fine. Better after a little more time in the cellar.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 89 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €6,889.45
Latour 1995 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €8,287.45
1995

Latour 1995 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

A beauty, the opaque dense purple-colored 1995 exhibits jammy cassis, vanillin, and minerals in its fragrant but still youthful aromatics. Medium to full-bodied, with exceptional purity, superb concentration, and a long, intense, ripe, 40-second finish, this is a magnificent example of Latour. As the wine sat in the glass, scents of roasted espresso and toasty new oak emerged. This classic will require considerable cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €8,287.45
Latour 1996 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €9,985.45
1996

Latour 1996 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

A hot, dry August produced very concentrated grapes in 1996. However, it turned a bit rainy in mid-September through early October, making the vintage less consistent on the Right Bank and in Graves. But as the weather turned glorious from early October on, it was an amazing year for later-harvested Cabernet in the Médoc. There was new ownership at Latour by this time, and a new vat room was completed just prior to the harvest this year. The 1996 Latour is medium to deep garnet in color with a profound earthy, meaty, gamey nose with hints of blueberry preserves, crème de cassis and pencil shavings. The palate is full-bodied, concentrated and packed with muscular fruit, with a firm, ripe, grainy backbone and epically long finish. Showing much more youthfully than the 2000 tasted on the same day and still possessing bags of youthful fruit in the mid-palate, this beauty is going to go on and on!
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €9,985.45
Latour 1997 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €7,189.45
1997

Latour 1997 (12x75cl)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (90-93 )

Red-ruby color. More classic blackcurrant, licorice and shoe polish aromas. Then, lovely sappy sweetness on the palate, with impressive inner-mouth sweetness. More solidly structured than the Forts de Latour. This is just the kind of deceptively accessible '97 that may show more power and grip after another year in barrel. Nicely integrated, lowish acidity (but the pH here is actually lower than that of the '95). Boasts excellent length for the year.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90-93 (ST) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €7,189.45
Latour 2000 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €14,017.45
2000

Latour 2000 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

This is a deep yet subtle giant with black truffles, currants, raspberries, and dried flowers. A fabulous nose, amazing already. Full bodied, yet reserved. Absolutely mind blowing on the palate, truly unbelievable. Please don't touch this for another five or six years, this emotional, soulful wine needs the time. Pull the cork in 2016.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €14,017.45
Latour 2002 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €7,279.45
2002

Latour 2002 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The wine of the vintage? There are only 10,000 cases of this extraordinarily rich, dense 2002 that is as powerful as the 2003 (even the alcohol levels are nearly the same, 12.85%) . It is dark ruby/purple to the rim, with notes of English walnuts, crushed rocks, black currants, and forest floor, dense, full-bodied, and opulent, yet classic with spectacular aromatics, marvelous purity, and a full-bodied finish that lasts just over 50+ seconds. Huge richness and the sweetness of the tannin are somewhat deceptive as this wine seems set for a long life. Administrator Frederic Engerer seems to be more pleased with what Latour achieved in 2002 than in any other recent vintage. Hats off to him for an extraordinary accomplishment in a vintage that wouldn’t have been expected to produce the raw materials to achieve something at this level of quality. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2045.
As per photos ,1832152 Delivery to Storage from 18 Oct 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €7,279.45
Latour 2003 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €12,745.45
2003

Latour 2003 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

2003 was one of the hottest, earliest Bordeaux vintages ever. Some vines suffered from lack of moisture, but old vines and clay subsoil at Enclos saw this vineyard through. The Merlot harvest occurred between September 8 and 13, and the Cabernet Sauvignon was picked between September 22 and 30. The 2003 Latour is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. Six percent of the press wine was added to the final blend. It has a medium to deep garnet-purple color, then wow—it explodes from the glass with bombastic black and blue fruits, followed up by meat, wood smoke, sandalwood and Indian spice accents with underlying floral wafts. The palate is full, rich, velvety, seductive and very long on the finish. There were only 10,800 cases made (rather than the normal 15,000-20,000).
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €12,745.45
Latour 2004 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €7,369.45
2004

Latour 2004 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (97)

There are tannins, structure and power, but also supreme elegance. The 2004 acidity comes through in the sweet cassis flavors, supported at the back by dry tannins. Currently, the wine is closed up, losing some of its fresh fruit, but this is a moment in its slow evolution towards a classic Latour.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €7,369.45
Latour 2005 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €12,745.45
2005

Latour 2005 (12x75cl)

Vinous (100)

The 2005 Latour was mind-blowingly profound in two recent tastings for this report. Deep and sensual to the core, the 2005 is utterly captivating. All the elements are so seamlessly put together. Graphite, crème de cassis, licorice, dark spice and lavender infuse the 2005 with so much energy. More than anything else, though, the 2005 is a Latour of texture and resonance. Even after several hours, the 2005 is fresh and full of energy. Wines like this are just life affirming. That's about all I can really say. Tasted two times.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €12,745.45
Latour 2007 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €7,591.45
2007

Latour 2007 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (95)

A big and powerful wine, with tannins that are compact and dense. The dryness of the tannins go right to the core, surrounded by chocolate, sweet fruit and dark berry flavors. The wine is well structured, big and bold, with plenty of firmness promising aging.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 4 95 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €7,591.45
Latour 2011 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €6,859.45
2011

Latour 2011 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (96)

This has a gorgeous core of steeped plum, boysenberry and black currant coulis flavors, backed by a prominent graphite note that drives through the lengthy finish, where extra hints of anise and sweet tobacco flitter in the background. Regal. Best from 2018 through 2035.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 96 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €6,859.45
Les Forts de Latour 1990 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €3,865.45
1990

Les Forts de Latour 1990 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (94)

Draws you into the glass with enticing plum, blackberry, vanilla and coconut aromas and flavors. Full-bodied yet balanced, with an abundance of soft tannins, but not aggressive. Drink after 2000. -JS
See photographs. Bought by a member of The Wine Society En Primeur, one owner, excellent provenance Delivery to Storage from 1 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,865.45
Les Forts de Latour 1995 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €3,577.45
1995

Les Forts de Latour 1995 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (91)

A solid, well-built '95. Lovely chocolate, berry and tobacco aromas, with a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. The best second label of Pauillac? Well, it is from Château Latour. Best after 2001.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 91 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,577.45
Les Forts de Latour 1999 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €4,063.45
1999

Les Forts de Latour 1999 (12x75cl)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (89-91 )

Bright ruby. Lively aromas of currant, violet and graphite. Intensely flavored, sweet and dense, with solid underlying structure. Finishes quite spicy, with sweet fruit notes of currant and raspberry. This wine includes two vats that normally go into the grand vin.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 89-91 (ST) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €4,063.45
Les Forts de Latour 2001 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €3,265.45
2001

Les Forts de Latour 2001 (12x75cl)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (88-91 )

Full ruby-red. Youthfully grapey aromas of currant and flowers. Sweet and dense, with cabernet-dominated flavors of currant and fresh herbs (this wine is normally a 60/40 blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot, but in '01 includes only 20% merlot). Firm acids give the wine good shape and grip.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 88-91 (ST) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,265.45
Les Forts de Latour 2002 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,887.45
2002

Les Forts de Latour 2002 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92)

A classic second wine that shows outstanding potential, the dark ruby/purple-colored 2002 has notes of cedar wood, black currants, earth, and truffles in a medium to full-bodied, supple-textured, beautifully concentrated style that can be drunk now or cellared for 10-15 years.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,887.45
Les Forts de Latour 2003 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €3,541.45
2003

Les Forts de Latour 2003 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (92-94)

Very minerally, with blackberry and currants on the nose. Full-bodied, with very soft tannins. Long finish. Lovely wine. This wine is always more open and delicious in a young top vintage than Latour. But there's good structure, too. Score range: 92-94
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92-94 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,541.45
Les Forts de Latour 2004 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,803.45
2004

Les Forts de Latour 2004 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (91)

Latour's second wine is, as so often, on a level with many classed growths. In 2004, it is also a very faithful reflection of the vintage: fresh, lively and vital, with acidity and vibrant blackberry fruits very much up front. If not big, it is deliciously fresh and will develop well over five years.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 91 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,803.45
Les Forts de Latour 2005 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €3,391.45
2005

Les Forts de Latour 2005 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (94)

Very classy with plenty of raspberry, currant, and licorice character. This is dense and compacted on the palate. Leave it for at least two or three years from now.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,391.45
Les Forts de Latour 2006 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,827.45
2006

Les Forts de Latour 2006 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92)

Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Les Forts de Latour has a much more precise and lively bouquet than the Le Petit Mouton: blackberry, briary and vanilla emerging from the glass, suggesting that it needs another couple of years to reach its peak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, commendable depth of fruit and tangible mineralité. This is better than some of the Pauillac Grand Vins, such is the detail and energy on the finish. Superb. Tasted January 2016.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,827.45
Les Forts de Latour 2007 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,749.45
2007

Les Forts de Latour 2007 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (92)

Big and bold for the year, the tannins quite solid with a tight character. The fruit flavors are rich and intense, spiced with toast and acidity. Through it all goes the tell-tale 2007 streak of acidity.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,749.45
Les Forts de Latour 2008 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €3,121.45
2008

Les Forts de Latour 2008 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (93)

Lots of cassis and floral aromas with hints of spice such as white pepper. Full body, silky tannins and a bright and clean finish. Goes on for minutes. Pretty Les Forts. Drink or hold.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 93 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,121.45
Les Forts de Latour 2009 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,989.45
2009

Les Forts de Latour 2009 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The deep garnet colored 2009 Les Forts de Latour springs forth with minted chocolate, blackberry pie, sweaty leather and cast iron pan notes with hints of bay leaves and unsmoked cigars. Medium to full-bodied and laden with muscular black fruit preserves and savory layers, it has a firm, grainy frame and lovely freshness, finishing with a minty kick.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 3 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,989.45
Les Forts de Latour 2010 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €3,253.45
2010

Les Forts de Latour 2010 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

2010 was a very dry vintage of exceptional quality, producing incredibly structured and complex wines that are a little formidable when young but should age incredibly. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose of the 2010 Les Forts de Latour is broody with subtle notes of licorice, tar, crushed black berries and plums with hints of spice cake and hoisin. Full-bodied, firm and grainy with an impenetrable core of muscular fruit, it finishes with fantastic persistence. Give it 5-7 years at least, and then it may well outlive the 1970 Les Forts that I recently tasted with Latour's CEO, Frédéric Engerer!
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,253.45
Les Forts de Latour 2012 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,881.45
2012

Les Forts de Latour 2012 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92)

Composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2012 Les Forts de Latour has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and nose of redcurrants, black cherries and kirsch with menthol, cigars and dried herbs. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is soft and vibrant with a lively line and an herbal lift on the finish.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,881.45
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Latour 1989 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €6,795.00
1989

Latour 1989 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (94)

This is so decadent and exciting on the nose, with very ripe fruit, tobacco, meat and cedar. Full-bodied, offering amazing raspberry fruit in the core of the palate. Ultrapolished, velvety tannins wonderfully coat every inch of your palate. This will age for years ahead, but it's so lovely now. Much better than many people think.¿'89/'99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). Drink now. 17,000 cases made. -JS
As per photos ,215187 Delivery to Storage from 18 Oct 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €6,795.00
Latour 1990 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €12,460.00
1990

Latour 1990 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (100)

Like a Michelangelo; everything is in perfect proportion. Has an amazing amount of violets, new wood and fruit on the nose and palate and a superb concentration of silky tannins. The wine of the vintage, and the best from this estate since the legendary 1961. Best after 2000.
As per photos ,222824 - NOT SIB: Raised corks, stained caps Delivery to Storage from 18 Oct 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €12,460.00
Latour 1991 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €5,710.00
1991

Latour 1991 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (89)

Stretching the limits of this vintage. A complex wine with a major dose of new wood. Very silky and fine. Better after a little more time in the cellar.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 89 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €5,710.00
Latour 1995 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €6,875.00
1995

Latour 1995 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

A beauty, the opaque dense purple-colored 1995 exhibits jammy cassis, vanillin, and minerals in its fragrant but still youthful aromatics. Medium to full-bodied, with exceptional purity, superb concentration, and a long, intense, ripe, 40-second finish, this is a magnificent example of Latour. As the wine sat in the glass, scents of roasted espresso and toasty new oak emerged. This classic will require considerable cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2050.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €6,875.00
Latour 1996 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €8,290.00
1996

Latour 1996 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

A hot, dry August produced very concentrated grapes in 1996. However, it turned a bit rainy in mid-September through early October, making the vintage less consistent on the Right Bank and in Graves. But as the weather turned glorious from early October on, it was an amazing year for later-harvested Cabernet in the Médoc. There was new ownership at Latour by this time, and a new vat room was completed just prior to the harvest this year. The 1996 Latour is medium to deep garnet in color with a profound earthy, meaty, gamey nose with hints of blueberry preserves, crème de cassis and pencil shavings. The palate is full-bodied, concentrated and packed with muscular fruit, with a firm, ripe, grainy backbone and epically long finish. Showing much more youthfully than the 2000 tasted on the same day and still possessing bags of youthful fruit in the mid-palate, this beauty is going to go on and on!
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €8,290.00
Latour 1997 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €5,960.00
1997

Latour 1997 (12x75cl)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (90-93 )

Red-ruby color. More classic blackcurrant, licorice and shoe polish aromas. Then, lovely sappy sweetness on the palate, with impressive inner-mouth sweetness. More solidly structured than the Forts de Latour. This is just the kind of deceptively accessible '97 that may show more power and grip after another year in barrel. Nicely integrated, lowish acidity (but the pH here is actually lower than that of the '95). Boasts excellent length for the year.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90-93 (ST) Read Review/Description In Bond: €5,960.00
Latour 2000 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €11,650.00
2000

Latour 2000 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

This is a deep yet subtle giant with black truffles, currants, raspberries, and dried flowers. A fabulous nose, amazing already. Full bodied, yet reserved. Absolutely mind blowing on the palate, truly unbelievable. Please don't touch this for another five or six years, this emotional, soulful wine needs the time. Pull the cork in 2016.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €11,650.00
Latour 2002 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €6,035.00
2002

Latour 2002 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The wine of the vintage? There are only 10,000 cases of this extraordinarily rich, dense 2002 that is as powerful as the 2003 (even the alcohol levels are nearly the same, 12.85%) . It is dark ruby/purple to the rim, with notes of English walnuts, crushed rocks, black currants, and forest floor, dense, full-bodied, and opulent, yet classic with spectacular aromatics, marvelous purity, and a full-bodied finish that lasts just over 50+ seconds. Huge richness and the sweetness of the tannin are somewhat deceptive as this wine seems set for a long life. Administrator Frederic Engerer seems to be more pleased with what Latour achieved in 2002 than in any other recent vintage. Hats off to him for an extraordinary accomplishment in a vintage that wouldn’t have been expected to produce the raw materials to achieve something at this level of quality. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2045.
As per photos ,1832152 Delivery to Storage from 18 Oct 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €6,035.00
Latour 2003 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €10,590.00
2003

Latour 2003 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

2003 was one of the hottest, earliest Bordeaux vintages ever. Some vines suffered from lack of moisture, but old vines and clay subsoil at Enclos saw this vineyard through. The Merlot harvest occurred between September 8 and 13, and the Cabernet Sauvignon was picked between September 22 and 30. The 2003 Latour is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. Six percent of the press wine was added to the final blend. It has a medium to deep garnet-purple color, then wow—it explodes from the glass with bombastic black and blue fruits, followed up by meat, wood smoke, sandalwood and Indian spice accents with underlying floral wafts. The palate is full, rich, velvety, seductive and very long on the finish. There were only 10,800 cases made (rather than the normal 15,000-20,000).
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €10,590.00
Latour 2004 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €6,110.00
2004

Latour 2004 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (97)

There are tannins, structure and power, but also supreme elegance. The 2004 acidity comes through in the sweet cassis flavors, supported at the back by dry tannins. Currently, the wine is closed up, losing some of its fresh fruit, but this is a moment in its slow evolution towards a classic Latour.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: €6,110.00
Latour 2005 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €10,590.00
2005

Latour 2005 (12x75cl)

Vinous (100)

The 2005 Latour was mind-blowingly profound in two recent tastings for this report. Deep and sensual to the core, the 2005 is utterly captivating. All the elements are so seamlessly put together. Graphite, crème de cassis, licorice, dark spice and lavender infuse the 2005 with so much energy. More than anything else, though, the 2005 is a Latour of texture and resonance. Even after several hours, the 2005 is fresh and full of energy. Wines like this are just life affirming. That's about all I can really say. Tasted two times.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €10,590.00
Latour 2007 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €6,295.00
2007

Latour 2007 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (95)

A big and powerful wine, with tannins that are compact and dense. The dryness of the tannins go right to the core, surrounded by chocolate, sweet fruit and dark berry flavors. The wine is well structured, big and bold, with plenty of firmness promising aging.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 4 95 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: €6,295.00
Latour 2011 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €5,685.00
2011

Latour 2011 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (96)

This has a gorgeous core of steeped plum, boysenberry and black currant coulis flavors, backed by a prominent graphite note that drives through the lengthy finish, where extra hints of anise and sweet tobacco flitter in the background. Regal. Best from 2018 through 2035.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 96 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €5,685.00
Les Forts de Latour 1990 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €3,190.00
1990

Les Forts de Latour 1990 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (94)

Draws you into the glass with enticing plum, blackberry, vanilla and coconut aromas and flavors. Full-bodied yet balanced, with an abundance of soft tannins, but not aggressive. Drink after 2000. -JS
See photographs. Bought by a member of The Wine Society En Primeur, one owner, excellent provenance Delivery to Storage from 1 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €3,190.00
Les Forts de Latour 1995 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €2,950.00
1995

Les Forts de Latour 1995 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (91)

A solid, well-built '95. Lovely chocolate, berry and tobacco aromas, with a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. The best second label of Pauillac? Well, it is from Château Latour. Best after 2001.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 91 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,950.00
Les Forts de Latour 1999 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €3,355.00
1999

Les Forts de Latour 1999 (12x75cl)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (89-91 )

Bright ruby. Lively aromas of currant, violet and graphite. Intensely flavored, sweet and dense, with solid underlying structure. Finishes quite spicy, with sweet fruit notes of currant and raspberry. This wine includes two vats that normally go into the grand vin.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 89-91 (ST) Read Review/Description In Bond: €3,355.00
Les Forts de Latour 2001 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €2,690.00
2001

Les Forts de Latour 2001 (12x75cl)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (88-91 )

Full ruby-red. Youthfully grapey aromas of currant and flowers. Sweet and dense, with cabernet-dominated flavors of currant and fresh herbs (this wine is normally a 60/40 blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot, but in '01 includes only 20% merlot). Firm acids give the wine good shape and grip.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 88-91 (ST) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,690.00
Les Forts de Latour 2002 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €2,375.00
2002

Les Forts de Latour 2002 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92)

A classic second wine that shows outstanding potential, the dark ruby/purple-colored 2002 has notes of cedar wood, black currants, earth, and truffles in a medium to full-bodied, supple-textured, beautifully concentrated style that can be drunk now or cellared for 10-15 years.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,375.00
Les Forts de Latour 2003 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €2,920.00
2003

Les Forts de Latour 2003 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (92-94)

Very minerally, with blackberry and currants on the nose. Full-bodied, with very soft tannins. Long finish. Lovely wine. This wine is always more open and delicious in a young top vintage than Latour. But there's good structure, too. Score range: 92-94
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92-94 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,920.00
Les Forts de Latour 2004 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €2,305.00
2004

Les Forts de Latour 2004 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (91)

Latour's second wine is, as so often, on a level with many classed growths. In 2004, it is also a very faithful reflection of the vintage: fresh, lively and vital, with acidity and vibrant blackberry fruits very much up front. If not big, it is deliciously fresh and will develop well over five years.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 91 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,305.00
Les Forts de Latour 2005 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €2,795.00
2005

Les Forts de Latour 2005 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (94)

Very classy with plenty of raspberry, currant, and licorice character. This is dense and compacted on the palate. Leave it for at least two or three years from now.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,795.00
Les Forts de Latour 2006 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €2,325.00
2006

Les Forts de Latour 2006 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92)

Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Les Forts de Latour has a much more precise and lively bouquet than the Le Petit Mouton: blackberry, briary and vanilla emerging from the glass, suggesting that it needs another couple of years to reach its peak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, commendable depth of fruit and tangible mineralité. This is better than some of the Pauillac Grand Vins, such is the detail and energy on the finish. Superb. Tasted January 2016.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,325.00
Les Forts de Latour 2007 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €2,260.00
2007

Les Forts de Latour 2007 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (92)

Big and bold for the year, the tannins quite solid with a tight character. The fruit flavors are rich and intense, spiced with toast and acidity. Through it all goes the tell-tale 2007 streak of acidity.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,260.00
Les Forts de Latour 2008 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €2,570.00
2008

Les Forts de Latour 2008 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (93)

Lots of cassis and floral aromas with hints of spice such as white pepper. Full body, silky tannins and a bright and clean finish. Goes on for minutes. Pretty Les Forts. Drink or hold.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 93 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,570.00
Les Forts de Latour 2009 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €2,460.00
2009

Les Forts de Latour 2009 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The deep garnet colored 2009 Les Forts de Latour springs forth with minted chocolate, blackberry pie, sweaty leather and cast iron pan notes with hints of bay leaves and unsmoked cigars. Medium to full-bodied and laden with muscular black fruit preserves and savory layers, it has a firm, grainy frame and lovely freshness, finishing with a minty kick.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 3 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,460.00
Les Forts de Latour 2010 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €2,680.00
2010

Les Forts de Latour 2010 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

2010 was a very dry vintage of exceptional quality, producing incredibly structured and complex wines that are a little formidable when young but should age incredibly. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose of the 2010 Les Forts de Latour is broody with subtle notes of licorice, tar, crushed black berries and plums with hints of spice cake and hoisin. Full-bodied, firm and grainy with an impenetrable core of muscular fruit, it finishes with fantastic persistence. Give it 5-7 years at least, and then it may well outlive the 1970 Les Forts that I recently tasted with Latour's CEO, Frédéric Engerer!
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,680.00
Les Forts de Latour 2012 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €2,370.00
2012

Les Forts de Latour 2012 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92)

Composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2012 Les Forts de Latour has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and nose of redcurrants, black cherries and kirsch with menthol, cigars and dried herbs. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is soft and vibrant with a lively line and an herbal lift on the finish.
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,370.00

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