Forts de Latour 2018

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Chateau Latour, Forts de Latour, 2018

Tasting Notes Forts de Latour 2018

94-95

A solid and steely red with lots of blackcurrant and blueberry character. Medium-to full-bodied and polished, fine tannins. Flavorful finish.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
93-95+

The 2018 Les Forts de Latour is made up of 65.6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 0.4% Petit Verdot, with 14.2% alcohol and an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 77. Deep purple-black in color, it needs a fair bit of coaxing to reveal slowly emerging notes of wild blueberries, crème de cassis, candied violets, cinnamon stick and fragrant soil with nuances of black tea, yeast extract and pencil shavings. Full-bodied, rich and densely packed with layer upon layer of earth and floral accents, it is framed by very firm, very ripe, fine-grained tannins, finishing with a very long, very purely fruited finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
92

This is pretty serious and will take its time to come round with more evident austerity than many second wines in Pauillac in this vintage, no doubt a reflection of the high amount of tannins, but it’s clearly extremely good quality with real bite and attitude. It’s reflective of the estate’s first wine in 2018 for sure, and a whiff of 2010 about it, showing bounce and juice but just takes its time to come through.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
90-93

The 2018 Les Forts de Latour is a gorgeous wine, and also a big step up from the Pauillac. Dark cherry, plum, espresso, menthol, licorice, spice and grilled herbs all develop effortlessly. Rich and pliant, with notable textural depth, Forts de Latour expresses the essence of the vintage beautifully. The firm tannins need time to settle down, but that should not be an issue by the time Latour decides to release the wine.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019

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 £1,650.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2012 Chateau Latour £1,740.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2011 Chateau Latour £1,730.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2010 Chateau Latour £1,995.00 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 £2,022.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2004 Chateau Latour £1,851.00 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 £1,488.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 1996 Chateau Latour £1,977.00 12x75cl