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2016 Les Forts De LatourBlend from France

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  • 96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 96 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 95 William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 95 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 95 Neal Martin - Vinous Media
  • 95 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
  • 94 Wine Spectator
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This is a PRE-ORDER. Estimated Arrival: 06/30/2022

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Ratings:

96

"The fresh currant and violet aromas are so complex and beautiful on the nose. Full body, ultra-refined tannins and lovely tannin tension. Shows focus and such finesse. Beautiful finish. Try after 2024."

96 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

"The 2016 Les Forts de Latour is the clear highlight among these new releases from Latour. The first thing that is evident about the 2016 is the pedigree of the vintage. Undisputedly great. Readers will find a potent, dark Forts de Latour endowed with massive concentration and tons of depth. The 2016 won't be ready to drink anytime soon, but it holds tons of promise. Hints of gravel, sage, licorice and pencil shavings linger. The 2016 was impressive a few years ago. It is even better today."

95 William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"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."

95 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Les Forts de Latour opens with cinnamon stick, cloves and star anise scents with hints of crème de cassis, kirsch, wild blueberries and hints of black tea and violets. Medium to full-bodied, it has very firm, grainy tannins and is wonderfully intense with layers of bright fruit and loads of red berry sparks, finishing long and minerally. This is a superb showing for Les Forts and I would not be at all surprised if it far exceeds my conservative drinking window estimation!"

95 Neal Martin - Vinous Media

"The 2016 Les Forts de Latour has a gorgeous bouquet, extremely pure and floral, veins of blue fruit, cassis permeating the blackberry fruit. The palate is beautifully balanced, again, very saline and a little spicier than I expected. There is a veneer of black fruit that makes it seem quite approachable, yet the tannins and backbone are there behind it. This is a superb Les Forts de Latour. Frédéric Engerer opined that it will drink in two or three years, though its substance and complexity suggests that those with the wherewithal to cellar this Les Fort will be amply rewarded."

95 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

"The winner of the best second wine in the vintage goes to Château Latour. Their 2016 Les Forts de Latour is a match for just about anything out there. It shares its bigger siblings stature and class, with a sensational perfume of cedarwood, black currants, graphite, and lead pencil. Seamless, ultra-pure, and medium to full-bodied, it too needs a good 5-7 years of bottle age and will keep for 2-3 decades."

94 Wine Spectator

"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. — JM"

Product Detail

Item # 128141
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Pauillac
Ratings

96 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

96 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

95 - William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

95 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

95 - Neal Martin - Vinous Media

95 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

94 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather