Forts de Latour 2011

Current Market Price: £1,704.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Latour, Forts de Latour, 2011

Tasting Notes Forts de Latour 2011

90-92

The Les Forts de Latour is a blend of 61.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 0.5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. It has a strict, clinical bouquet with blackberry, boysenberry, crushed stone and a strong graphite seam. The palate is very precise on the entry, a little grainy in texture with fine minerality. It is unashamedly classic, nothing out of place, a second wine with its shirt tucked in and its tie done right up to the collar...and I like it for that. Tasted April 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2012
90-92

One of the finest second wines now being made, Les Forts de Latour comes from the same parcel every year. The 2011 is composed of 61.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38.5% Merlot. Forty-three percent of the Latour production was relegated to this cuvee. Its opaque purple color is accompanied by a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, underbrush, licorice and incense. Medium to full-bodied, deep, fleshy and already appealing, this 2011 should gain complexity over the next 5-7 years, and last for 15-20. By the way, Latour harvested relatively late for the Medoc, beginning the harvest on September 12 and finishing on September 26.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #200
90

Aromas of dried berries and fresh herbs such as lemongrass. Full body with firm, chewy tannins and a chocolate, pie-crust, berry and mineral character. A little salty and mineral. Needs at least five to six years.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, February 19th 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 £1,488.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2012 Chateau Latour £1,686.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2011 Chateau Latour £1,704.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2010 Chateau Latour £1,900.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2009 Chateau Latour £1,800.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2009 Chateau Latour £1,050.00 6x75cl
Forts de Latour 2008 Chateau Latour £1,890.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2007 Chateau Latour £2,000.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2006 Chateau Latour £1,626.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2005 Chateau Latour £1,950.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2004 Chateau Latour £1,750.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2003 Chateau Latour £1,980.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2002 Chateau Latour £1,840.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2001 Chateau Latour £1,950.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2000 Chateau Latour £2,300.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 1999 Chateau Latour £1,950.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 1998 Chateau Latour £1,900.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 1997 Chateau Latour £1,848.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 1996 Chateau Latour £1,970.00 12x75cl