Les Forts de Latour 2016 (OWC 3)
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Les Forts de Latour
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
Grapes Varieties: 64.3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35.3% Merlot, 0.4% Cabernet Franc
Classification: 2nd Wine of Chateau Latour Production:
Alcohol: 13.5% abv Packing: Original Wooden Case of 3 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:AG=96. JS=96 Lots of blueberries, ripe blackberries, violets, peppercorns, olives and cloves on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, fleshy tannins. Beautiful blue fruit and flowers. Layered and long. Drink after 2023. WA=95 The 2016 Les Forts de Latour is superb, unwinding in the glass with notions of blackcurrants, wild berries, sweet loamy soil, cigar wrapper and English walnuts. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, it’s concentrated and tightly wound, with superb depth at the core, lively acids and ripe, powdery tannins. This is an impeccably balanced, utterly classical Forts de Latour worth a special effort to seek out. WS=94 A bit fleshier and more caressing than a typical Pauillac, this has flavors of warm fig, currant and blackberry preserves inlaid with charcoal and smoldering tobacco notes. There's grip for sure and a twinge of warm cast iron on the finish, but the fruit detail keeps the upper hand throughout, showcasing the purity on the finish. Very, very solid. Best from 2023 through 2035.