Forts de Latour 2006

Current Market Price: £1,626.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Latour, Forts de Latour, 2006

Tasting Notes Forts de Latour 2006

92

The brilliant second wine, the 2006 Les Forts de Latour, a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, possesses a dense ruby/purple color, a beautiful bouquet of asphalt, cassis, cedar, truffles, and earth, and a full-bodied, dense, beautiful style that is similar to a 1996 Pauillac. It will age effortlessly for 15 years. Latour's brilliant manager, Frederic Engerer, has purchased 15 hectares of old vine Grenache and Syrah in the Cotes du Rhone region, the Drome, at a cool-climate elevation. I can't wait to see the first vintage from this Cotes du Rhone project.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #181
90

Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. The Les Forts ’06 is comparatively generous on the nose at this stage, although it does not have the same degree of complexity than a first class Les Forts. Touches of cedar, mulberry and wild hedgerow infuse opulent black fruits, but it does not quite have the same level of definition. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, nice grip, insistent but linear on the finish with the puppy fat beginning to melt away. A competent, rather than stunning wine. Tasted January 2010.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Sep 2010
88

A firm and juicy Les Forts with blueberry and chili character. Medium to full body, with linear tannins and a crisp finish. A little too austere to be outstanding. Drink now or hold.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, February 3rd 2014

Forts de Latour Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Forts de Latour 2018 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2017 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2016 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2015 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2014 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2013 Chateau Latour £1,612.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2012 Chateau Latour £1,740.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2011 Chateau Latour £1,750.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2010 Chateau Latour £1,998.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2010 Chateau Latour £1,000.00 6x75cl
Forts de Latour 2009 Chateau Latour £1,900.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2009 Chateau Latour £1,050.00 6x75cl
Forts de Latour 2008 Chateau Latour £1,800.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2007 Chateau Latour £1,800.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2006 Chateau Latour £1,626.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2005 Chateau Latour £2,050.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2004 Chateau Latour £1,700.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2003 Chateau Latour £1,980.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2002 Chateau Latour £1,850.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2001 Chateau Latour £1,950.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2000 Chateau Latour £2,150.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 1999 Chateau Latour £1,950.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 1998 Chateau Latour £1,940.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 1997 Chateau Latour £1,500.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 1996 Chateau Latour £1,970.00 12x75cl