2011, Les Forts de Latour 1st Growth 2nd Grand Cru, Red Bordeaux Blend, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France, 14% Alc, CT90, WE93

Article number: 2011, Les Forts, Chateau Latour
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90-92 points Robert Parker

One of the finest second wines now being made, Les Forts de Latour comes from the same parcel every year. The 2011 is composed of 61.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38.5% Merlot. Forty-three percent of the Latour production was relegated to this cuvee. Its opaque purple color is accompanied by a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, underbrush, licorice and incense. Medium to full-bodied, deep, fleshy and already appealing, this 2011 should gain complexity over the next 5-7 years, and last for 15-20.

By the way, Latour harvested relatively late for the Medoc, beginning the harvest on September 12 and finishing on September 26.

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