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Les Forts de Latour 2007

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > Pauillac
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Tasting Notes

The outstanding 2007 Les Forts de Latour reveals a touch of graphite and black currant fruit intermixed with an unmistakable minerality. It is a generous, silky textured, medium to full-bodied, evolved, elegant, and pure offering that is ideal for drinking over the next 10-12+ years. Drink 2010-2022.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (188), April 2010

Including 8.5% pressed wine. Very deep purple/garnet core with pink rim. A lighter nose than usual, like the Pauillac de Latour there is fine definition, a certain femininity and gracefulness about the nose, almost akin to a Margaux. The palate is medium-bodied, good acidity with fine tannins. There is not the volume of previous Les Forts de Latour, this is certainly more streamlined, perhaps a stripped down version of the 2005. Very Cabernet dominated on the finish with touches of pencil lead and cedar, cigar box on the aftertaste. Fine. Tasted April 2008.

Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2008

Refined, with layers of polished tannins and a subtle and delicate palate. Medium-bodied, with lovely length and finesse.

James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2008

A bit of raw and sandpaper-like on the nose. Then sweet and round and flattering very unlike Les Forts. So soft! So easy!!! Soft and round. Great for China. So different from the usual style of Les Forts. Drink 2012-17

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2008

Good red-ruby. Cassis, graphite and flowers on the nose. Juicy and nicely delineated, with good energy to the pretty flavors of dark fruits and spices. Just a hint of leafiness. Nicely balanced, essentially gentle wine with rather suave tannins.

Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

The nose has an attractive mix of blackberry and blueberry, the sweetness refreshed by some lighter bilberry. Lots of power fleshes out the palate, the fruit feels ripe and although the tannins are firm they do not over power the chocolate fleshiness

Derek Smedley MW, April 2008

Good rich purple-red, supple and rounded fruit due to the high proportion of old Merlot, more gentle in style than in previous years, very attractive and should fill out in barrel. Drink 2012-17. 4 stars.

Decanter Magazine, Decanter.com
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Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (176), April 2008
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