1999 LES FORTS DE LATOUR 1999

Bordeaux - Second wine
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90-94 / 100

Very good

1999 LES FORTS DE LATOUR 1999

Bordeaux - Second wine

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
209,00 € tax incl. 174,17 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
88 / 100
Jean-Marc Quarin
Jean-Marc Quarin
(4-2001)
Medium to good idensity. Pretty. Clean. Fine. Fruity, lightly vanilly. Soft entrance in the mouth develops roundly and pulpy on a medium to good body but above all flavourful. Tanacity enrobed and fat, very aromatic. A delicious wine with a solid structure.
90 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
(4-2002)
Latour has long produced one of Bordeaux's greatest second wines. The beautiful, pure, deep purple-colored 1999 Forts de Latour reveals sweet, cedary, cassis scents, medium to full body, ripe tannin, and a long finish.
88 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(3-2002)
Pretty tobacco and berry, with hints of cedar. Medium-bodied, with firm tannins and a fresh finish. Slightly austere.
17.5/20
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson

(9-2009) Dark crimson. Exciting evolution that reminds me a little of the bouquet of Domaine de Chevalier and Smith Haut Lafitte in terms of its minerality. Now this is pretty classy wine. I want to swallow it! Great balance and succulence and just ready to drink now, yet obviously with lots of potential.

Features
Vintage 1999
Rating 90-94
Classification Bordeaux - Second wine
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price From 200 € to 300 €
Château Latour
Country France
Château informations
Latour
Latour

Château Latour is ranked Premier Cru Classé in the Official Classification created in 1855.


There are 2 other Châteaux in the Pauillac appellation which also benefit from the prestigious title of 1er Cru Classé: Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild


Latour is the epitome of excellence in good years and bad ones. Among the greatest vintages, the most beautiful achievements of the chateau: 1920, 1929, 1949, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1970, 1982, 1990, 2000.


Created around 1680, Château Latour's vineyard is one of the oldest in the Médoc. At the heart of the estate, the main parcel, called "l'Enclos", is made up of 47 hectares of old vines that are preciously maintained, because only they are able to give birth to the "Grand Vin". The 18 hectares of exterior plots, the vines less than 10 years old and the possibly downgraded cuvées produce the second wine of the estate, "Les Forts de Latour". The wine of Château Latour is an example of regularity regardless of the quality of the vintage. Firm, tannic and concentrated in its youth ...


Read more on the article "Latour, Premier Cru Classé in 1855"

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