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2013 Forts de Latour

By Chateau Latour

2013 Forts de Latour from Chateau Latour, Pauillac, Bordeaux

The year 2013 was a challenging one for Bordeaux, a vintage that demanded the utmost skill from its vignerons. It is in such years that the pedigree of an estate like Chateau Latour comes to the fore, differentiating excellent winemaking houses from the merely good. The 2013 Forts de Latour is not only a testament to the resilience of Pauillac’s terroir but also to the meticulous care taken in vineyard and cellar at Chateau Latour.


An Expression of Vintage and Virtuosity

In 2013, Mother Nature was less than kind to Bordeaux, presenting vintners with a suite of trials ranging from cool days to untimely rain. However, the team at Chateau Latour tackled these conditions with aplomb, yielding a wine that speaks not just of the fortitude of Pauillac’s grapes but also the nuanced craft of its creators.

The 2013 Forts de Latour offers investors a fascinating opportunity; it represents Pauillac’s strength in an ostensibly weaker vintage. Integrated tannins and a conservative fruit profile combine to create a wine with a brooding charm. The palate reveals subtleties often shrouded by more vigorous vintages - there's an earthy complexity here, enlaced with notes of blackcurrant and cedarwood.


A Strategic Acquisition for Astute Investors

For fine wine investors, the 2013 Forts de Latour emerges as an intriguing prospect. Its scarcity and the savoir-faire evident in every sip make it an intelligent addition for connoisseurs seeking diversity in their portfolios.

In closing, while every vintage narrates its own story, the 2013 from Chateau Latour articulates a narrative of perseverance and masterly craftsmanship. It is one of those rare wines that capture the imagination with their cinematic journey from vineyard adversity to vinous elegance - a journey well worth exploring for connoisseurs and investors alike.

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Medium to deep garnet with a slight, remaining hint of purple, the 2013 Les Forts de Latour (a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot) gives up earthy notions of mossy bark, underbrush and fertile loam with a core of warm red and black currants, dried mulberries and mincemeat pie, plus hints of potpourri and dried bay leaves. Medium-bodied, it delivers a lot of earthy/savory freshness with mineral nuances lifting the muscular red fruit core, finishing long and fragrant.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 18 April 2019

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