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Les Forts de Latour 2014

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > Pauillac
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Tasting Notes

Glorious aromatics with currants, flowers, stones and light mushrooms. Medium to full body and fine tannins that are long and polished. Super linear, structured and long. Drink in 2019.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2017

The 2014 Les Forts de Latour is a blend of 71.4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28.6% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it needs a little coaxing to reveal expanding scents of blackcurrant pastilles, baked plums and boysenberries with suggestions of wood smoke, fragrant earth, cast-iron pan and charcuterie plus a faint waft of black truffles. Medium-bodied, the earthy/savory palate has loads of lively black fruit with a refreshing line and firm, grainy tannins, finishing on a lingering ferrous note.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, March 2020

Tasted blind. Well mannered, not showy. Solid performer with no rough edges. Clean and fairly dry. Classic Pauillac but it is not going the extra mile.
Drink 2025-2040

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2018

The second wine of the estate is the 2014 Les Forts De Latour and this beauty is better than most estate grand vin. Made from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, and the balance Petit Verdot, this straight up classic Pauillac is loaded with notions of red and black currants, lead pencil shavings, roasted coffee, graphite, and Asian spices. Deep, medium to full-bodied, impressively concentrated, and layered, it’s a seriously good wine that’s going to continue drinking beautifully for two to three decades. 2018 - 2048

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, November 2017

Offers a core of pure cassis and blackberry fruit, with mouthwatering streaks of graphite and anise. Racy-edged, featuring ample grip buried through the finish. Reveals a violet echo for good measure. Textbook. Best from 2018 through 2030. 9,022 cases made.

James Molesworth, WineSpectator.com, February 2017

Deliberately made as a "vin de garde", the second wine of Latour is no pale reflection of the grand vin. Dark, compact and slightly reduced, it's a classic Pauillac with well handled oak, bright acidity, scented cassis and mulberry fruit and the lowish alcohol that is so typical of the vintage.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2015
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The Les Forts de Latour 2014 is a blend of 71.4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28.6% Merlot that represents 40.1% of the production. Now this has a very perfumed bouquet, almost Margaux-like in style with wilted violet petals complementing the fresh black cherries and graphite aromas. The definition here is impressive. The palate is medium-bodied with a strong thead of pencil lead, crisp acidity, a dash of black pepper towards the finish. It is actually reminiscent of the Lynch Bages '14 tasted on the previous visit. Good persistency in the mouth, this is a fine Les Forts de Latour. Drink: 2021-2042.

Neal Martin, RobertParker.com (218), April 2015

This is very Latour in style. It is structured and muscular and not easy - yet approachable and muscular. Full body, chewy polished tannins and a long and intense finish. Impressive.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2015

Lively healthy crimson. Great confident attack. Very firm and sinewy framework. Deep and dense with some elderberry and polished tannins. Great energy and vibrancy. A little more like the old style than the grand vin. More press wine than Latour. 13.01% Drink 2023-2038

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2015
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