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2001 Forts de Latour

By Chateau Latour

2001 Forts de Latour from Chateau Latour, Pauillac, Bordeaux

In the tapestry of Bordeaux vintages, the 2001 stands out for its finesse and balance, an exhibition of the region's adamantine potential in the wake of the millennial vintage that preceded it. Amidst this landscape, the 2001 Forts de Latour from Chateau Latour presents itself with a stature that demands both reverence and awe.

 

Reflections of a Season: Harmonious Interplay

The year 2001 was marked by a climatic generosity that offered the vines in Pauillac a harmonious interplay between bright days and timely rains. This measured nurturing engineered a vintage that seamlessly couples vigour with elegance, mannerisms evident in every glass of 2001 Forts de Latour.

A deep garnet hue betrays its age, yet the bouquet effuses youthful vivacity—aromas of ripe blackcurrants, cedar, and a hint of tobacco create a prelude to an expansive palate. At first sip, an investor is not merely tasting but experiencing—a cascade of structured tannins complements layers of dark fruit interspersed with earthy undertones and whispers of spice.

 

An Investment Beyond The Bottle

Wine investment connoisseurs seeking depth and longevity will find solace in the 2001 Forts de Latour. With two decades under its belt, this offering from Chateau Latour showcases how judicious cellaring coaxes out complexity without forsaking vibrancy—a testament to the craftsmanship of Pauillac's soil and soul.

The unity of power and poise ensures this vintage continues to thrive in the realm of fine wine portfolios. Its enduring character is emblematic of Chateau Latour's steadfast commitment to excellence without confluence; a singular statement within one's collection that echoes the integrity of a remarkable estate.

 

Summarising the Essence

To sip the 2001 Forts de Latour is to traverse time—to celebrate the history of Pauillac through each evolved note whilst acknowledging the fruits borne from exceptional winemaking. As it stands proudly amongst its contemporaries, it radiates potential for further maturation and investment allure. An acquisition worthy of discerning attention, the 2001 Forts de Latour undeniably enriches both palate and portfolio alike.

Current market price

$3,120.00

12x75cl

Highest score

90

POP score

188

Scores and tasting notes

90

Increasingly one of Bordeaux's finest second wines, the lush 2001 Forts de Latour exhibits a personality similar to its bigger sibling. Its deep ruby/plum color is accompanied by aromas of smoke, earth, black currants, and notions of walnuts as well as spice box. Round and generous, it should drink well for 10-12 years.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #153

90

Increasingly one of Bordeaux’s finest second wines, the lush 2001 Forts de Latour exhibits a personality similar to its bigger sibling. Its deep ruby/plum color is accompanied by aromas of smoke, earth, black currants, and notions of walnuts as well as spice box. Round and generous, it should drink well for 10-12 years.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2004

90

Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index's 10-Year On horizontal. This has a light nose of red-berried fruit, sandalwood and undergrowth. It might benefit from a little more delineation and vigour, developing aromas of cooked meat/dried blood with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very good fruit intensity, powdery tannins, great sense of poise and focus. The finish is a little foursquare but demonstrating great clarity with cedar and pencil shaving lingering on the aftertaste. Very well crafted and admirable for a Second label. Tasted March 2011.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal May 2011

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