2012 Les Forts de Latour

Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot

France / Bordeaux / Medoc / Pauillac

$1,545
RP 92
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2012 Chateau Latour 'Les Forts de Latour', Pauillac, France

The ORIGINES
Les Forts de Latour takes its name from an historic plot in the « Enclos ». The wine was first labelled with this name in 1966 and constant work on developing its quality has resulted in its achieving the level of a Médoc Grand Cru Classé.

The TERROIR
The origin of this wine is threefold:

• The edge of the Enclos.
• Some plots that could be used in the Grand Vin may finally be included in the Forts de Latour blend, depending on how their quality is judged during the blending tastings.
• Plots located outside the Enclos, in Cru Classé areas of Pauillac:

These consist on the one hand, of plots such as Piñada, Petit Batailley and St. Anne, which have belonged to the estate for more than a century and whose vines benefit from a high average age (around 40 years), synonymous with quality.

The STYLE
Les Forts de Latour is produced with the same meticulous care as the Grand Vin, both in the vineyard and in the winery. The only notable difference, apart from the origin of the grapes, is the proportion of new barrels (50 to 60%) used in the maturing stage.

The blend for Forts de Latour can vary from one year to the next but there is always a higher proportion of Merlot (25 to 30%) compared to the Grand Vin.

RP 92

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2012 Les Forts de Latour has a medium to deep garnet-purple color, and a nose of redcurrants, black cherries, and kirsch with menthol, cigars and dried herbs. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is soft and vibrant with a lively line and an herbal lift on the finish. Reviewed by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Issue date: Febuary 2019. Drinking window: N/A.

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RP 92

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2012 Les Forts de Latour has a medium to deep garnet-purple color, and a nose of redcurrants, black cherries, and kirsch with menthol, cigars and dried herbs. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is soft and vibrant with a lively line and an herbal lift on the finish. Reviewed by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Issue date: Febuary 2019. Drinking window: N/A.

2012 Chateau Latour 'Les Forts de Latour', Pauillac, France

The ORIGINES
Les Forts de Latour takes its name from an historic plot in the « Enclos ». The wine was first labelled with this name in 1966 and constant work on developing its quality has resulted in its achieving the level of a Médoc Grand Cru Classé.

The TERROIR
The origin of this wine is threefold:

• The edge of the Enclos.
• Some plots that could be used in the Grand Vin may finally be included in the Forts de Latour blend, depending on how their quality is judged during the blending tastings.
• Plots located outside the Enclos, in Cru Classé areas of Pauillac:

These consist on the one hand, of plots such as Piñada, Petit Batailley and St. Anne, which have belonged to the estate for more than a century and whose vines benefit from a high average age (around 40 years), synonymous with quality.

The STYLE
Les Forts de Latour is produced with the same meticulous care as the Grand Vin, both in the vineyard and in the winery. The only notable difference, apart from the origin of the grapes, is the proportion of new barrels (50 to 60%) used in the maturing stage.

The blend for Forts de Latour can vary from one year to the next but there is always a higher proportion of Merlot (25 to 30%) compared to the Grand Vin.

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