Forts de Latour 1999
Tasting Notes Forts de Latour 1999
Latour's second wine exhibits a dark ruby/purple color as well as a nose of black fruits, ketchup, earth, and minerals. Moderately tannic and closed, it is reminiscent of its bigger brother. Give it 4-5 years of cellaring and enjoy it over the next two decades.
Tasted at the 1999 horizontal at Bordeaux Index. A deep garnet core. The bouquet is foursquare, straight-laced, a little white pepper, tertiary with a hint of sandalwood. The palate is medium-bodied, cedar-infused fruit on the entry, touches of iodine, bilberry, quite sharp and edgy towards the finish, without the precocity of more recent vintages. Drink now-2012. Tasted June 2009.