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Les Forts de Latour Second Vin  2005 - Lot of 1 Bottle
Les Forts de Latour Second Vin  2005 - Lot of 1 Bottle Les Forts de Latour Second Vin  2005 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Les Forts de Latour Second Vin 2005

Far more than just a second wine, this cuvée already boasts all the elegance, density and depth of the wines produced at the legendary Château Latour.

  • €175
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    Livraison (standard) estimée entre le 16/12/19 et le 19/12/19

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Lot Description: Les Forts de Latour Second Vin 2005

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very marked label, 1 soiled label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Pauillac
  • Classification: Second Vin
  • Producer/Owner: Artemis
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot
  • Peak: Drink ideally by 2030
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Sustainable farming
  • Size (in ha): 13
  • Volume: 140000 bottles
  • Intensity : Classic
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • Château Latour's second wine, is made from grapes harvested from plots at Latour whose vines are less than eight years old. Many people do not consider it to be a "second" wine, but rather a wine in its own right, with the level of a fifth or even fourth cru classé. Its imposing tannic structure requires it to be cellared for many years to completely soften. A very distinguished wine.

    Created in around 1680, Château Latour is one of the oldest vineyards in the Médoc. There is a central plot known as the Enclos with 47 hectares of old vines that are maintained with extreme care, as these are the ones used to make the grand vin. Another 18 hectares of external plots, consisting of vines less than ten years-old and potentially declassified plots are used to produce the property's second wine, Les Forts de Latour. For further information, visit Château Latour
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

Rating
93/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
94/100Wine Spectator
17/20Bettane & Desseauve
18/20Jancis Robinson
92/100Vinous Antonio Galloni
92/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak Drink ideally by 2030

Tasting notes - Extract
"The 2005 Forts de Latour (10,000 cases produced) possesses much of the same character as Latour, but sweeter tannins, more obvious and forward fruit, medium to full body, and a more seductive, plusher style, but not the great stature, richness, and architectural precision of its bigger brother." R. Parker (04/2008)