Les Forts de Latour 2011

LES FORTS DE LATOUR
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Les Forts de Latour 2011 the second wine of Chateau Latour

One of the finest second wines now being made, Les Forts de Latour. The 2011 is Composed of 61.5% and 38.5% Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot. Forty-three percent of the Latour production was relegated to this cuvee. Its opaque purple color is accompagné by a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, underbrush, licorice and incense. Medium to full-bodied, deep, fleshy and already appealing, this 2011 shoulds gain complexity over the next 5-7 years, and last for 15-20.

Tasting notes, Robert parker, points 90-92
One of the finest second wines now being made, Les Forts de Latour comes from the same parcel every year. The 2011 is composed of 61.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38.5% Merlot. Forty-three percent of the Latour production was relegated to this cuvee. Its opaque purple color is accompanied by a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, underbrush, licorice and incense. Medium to full-bodied, deep, fleshy and already appealing, this 2011 should gain complexity over the next 5-7 years, and last for 15-20.

By the way, Latour harvested relatively late for the Medoc, beginning the harvest on September 12 and finishing on September 26.
Château Latour , one of the most prestigious castles in the wine world, produces a second wine; The Forts of Latour . A second wine that appeared in 1966 and its name comes from a plot outside the "Enclos". This wine comes from the youngest vines of the estate. It is distinguished from its elder by its breeding to 50% in new barrels and the higher presence of Merlot . The estate is located on the edge of the Saint Julien appellation on gravelly and clayey soil in the basement. The estate covers 65 hectares, of which 20 hectares are reserved for the second wine. The vines are about twenty years old and are planted, mainly, in Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The same techniques as for Grand Wine are used on the second; Cultivation, leaf removal, manual harvesting, sorting on sorting table.

For many people, Les Forts de Latour is no longer assimilated to a second wine but as a grand cru, as a fifth or even a fourth classified growth. This wine deserves to be kept for many years so that it expresses itself fully.

This 2009 presents a beautiful color ruby ​​color. A dark and intense dress.

Its nose is fresh, fine and delicate. It has notes of cedar, raspberry, blackcurrant and blueberry, a nose gourmand.

The mouth is fruity, soft, ample and supple. It has delicate and coated tannins with a sweet and pleasant finish with a nice length.

A wine remarkably well made and well controlled!
Les Forts de Latour 2011 The wine are 75cl bottle size

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