1995 LES FORTS DE LATOUR 1995

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SoDivin rating

90-94 / 100

Very good

1995 LES FORTS DE LATOUR 1995

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
199,00 € tax incl. 165,83 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
90 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(Web 2007)
Intense aromas of crushed blackberries and cassis. Full-bodied, with ripe fruit and velvety tannins. Long. Slightly one-dimensional. Needs to develop.'95'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008.
89 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
(02-1998)
Latour's second wine, Forts de Latour, is now one of the two or three finest second wines of Bordeaux (Bahans-Haut-Brion and the Clos du Marquis of Leoville Las-Cases are two other personal favorites). The terrific, dark rubypurple-colored 1995 possesses a sweet, jammy black fruit-scented nose intertwined with smoky minerals, earth, and spicy oak. The wine is surprisingly thick and rich in the mouth, with its glycerin and concentration of fruit largely concealing the moderate tannin. This excellent, sweet wine is less powerful, but more accessible than the 1996. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2015.
Features
Vintage 1995
Rating 90-94
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price From 100 € to 200 €
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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