2010 LES FORTS DE LATOUR 2010

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SoDivin rating

90-94 / 100

Very good

2010 LES FORTS DE LATOUR 2010

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
240,00 € tax incl. 200,00 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
97 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
(3-2013) Bizarre as it may sound, the 2010 Les Forts de Latour is also the finest I have ever tasted from this selection, which comes from specific vineyards, not really so much a second wine as just another wine from estate holdings. A blend of 72.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27.5% Merlot that represents 40% of the production, this astonishing wine hit 14.3% natural alcohol. Extremely ripe and rich, it reminds me of the 1982 on steroids (and that wine is still drinking great 30 years after the vintage). Sensational notes of graphite, crushed rocks, black fruits, camphor and damp forest notes are present in this expansive, savory, full-throttle wine, which is better than many vintages of the great Latour itself from the past. (That may be a heretical statement, but it’s the truth as I see it.) This wine needs a good 5-6 years of cellaring and should age for three decades at minimum, given the fact that the 1982 is in terrific form and wasn’t this concentrated or prodigious.
16.5/20
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson

(9-2017) Restrained and stately on the nose – is this entering a closed phase? Certainly not as showy as you might expect, given the vintage. Better concentration on the palate, although the fruit ripeness remains understated.

17.5/20
Gault & Millau
Gault & Millau
(6-2014)
Features
Vintage 2010
Rating 90-94
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 ...


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