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2000 Les Forts de Latour

Light label condition issue

ITEM 8099117 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
terroirn… $225 $225
edigo $215 $0
$205
Item Sold Amount Date
I8167785 1 $225 Apr 10, 2022
I8114748 1 $230 Feb 13, 2022
I8109984 2 $230 Feb 6, 2022
I8109186 1 $230 Feb 6, 2022
I8099117 1 $225 Jan 30, 2022
I8020193 1 $230 Dec 5, 2021
I8012913 2 $225 Nov 28, 2021
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RATINGS

93Wine Spectator

Very enticing aromas of crushed raspberries, Indian spices and hints of vanilla. Full-bodied, with a refined and tight tannin structure and a long, refreshing finish. A beauty. Second wine of Latour. Best Les Forts in years.

92Robert M. Parker Jr.

...seriously endowed wine with notes of black walnuts, black currants, crushed rock, tobacco and spice box. Full-bodied, luscious but still in need of another 2-3 years..

91Stephen Tanzer

...Exotic aromas of roasted red berries and spices. Sweet, lush, broad and impressively ripe. Flavors of black cherry, licorice and shoe polish are at once classic Pauillac and compellingly exuberant.

18Jancis Robinson

I love the minerality and lusciousness-yet-dryness on the finish.

PRODUCER

Château Latour (Second Label)

Les Forts de Latour is the second wine of Château Latour, the First Growth Pauillac Bordeaux. Like Latour, Les Forts de Latour is owned by French industrialist Francois Pinault. Some 140,000 bottles of Les Forts are produced each year. It is typically 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot and about one-third of the grapes come from young vines within the l’Enclos, which is the 116 acres just around the chateau. The rest of the grapes comes from much older vines outside the l’Enclos, meaning that Les Forts de Latour is made from a significant amount of old-vine cuvee. Les Forts is often highly rated by critics, and Robert M. Parker Jr. has noted that it is “widely regarded as the finest of all the “second wines” and is, in tastings, frequently rated above more famous Pauillacs…"

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pauillac

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most famous appellation, thanks to the fact that it is home to three of the region’s fabled first-growth châteaux, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour. Perched on the left bank of the Gironde River north of the city of Bordeaux, Pauillac is centered around the commune of Pauillac and includes about 3,000 acres of vineyards. The Bordeaux classification of 1855 named 18 classified growths, including the three above mentioned First Growths. Cabernet Sauvignon is the principal grape grown, followed by Merlot. The soil is mostly sandy gravel mixed with marl and iron. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “the textbook Pauillac would tend to have a rich, full-bodied texture, a distinctive bouquet of black currants, licorice and cedary scents, and excellent aging potential.”

VINTAGE

2000 Les Forts de Latour

This is a second label of .Château Latour