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2004 Latour - Les Forts de Latour Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pauillac - Red

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Red Bordeaux Blend
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Chateau Latour is among the First Growth properties classified in the Bordeaux 1855 Classification. The estate is situated in the southern portion of Pauillac, bordering St. Julien and the Gironde estuary. Latour is considered one of the longest-lasting First Growths, reflecting its high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon. The blend is typically 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc... More »

Score
91
JR 17.5
WA 90
IWC 91
WS 90
Drink Dates
Comm: 2012-2030 WA: 2007-2022 WS: 2010+
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IWC 91
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 132

Deep red. Aromas of blueberry, plum, leather, tobacco and mocha. Sweet, plummy and pliant, with a creamy, fine-grained texture for the vintage. Very plush wine, richer than the 2006 and at least as long. Finishes with big but ripe tannins.

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JR 17.5
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2014-2034

Quite a star, this wine! Perhaps the surprise of the lot. Very dark crimson and looks a lot younger than the 2005. Very winning and glossy. Dense and savoury unlike 2005's ripeness and sweetness. Youthful and zesty. Beautiful balance. If pushed you could serve this now with a steak.

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WA 90
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 171
Drink Dates 2007-2022

The estate's second wine continues to go from strength to strength. The 2004 Forts de Latour (includes 75% Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals a deep ruby/purple hue, classic evolved cedary, lead pencil, and cassis characteristics, medium body, beautiful sweetness of fruit, and a more forward, evolved character than its big sibling.

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WS 90
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2010+

Lots of mineral, currant and berries on the nose. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long finish. A bit austere, but there's enough stuffing to back it up.

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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.059%
Tasted On 09/07/2009
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Author YSL
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 03/07/2009
Drink Dates 2012-2030

Shiny ruby color similar to CDP or even pinot noir. Is this gonna lack depth or concentration? Wrong. In a complete contrast to the color, this second of wine of the great Chateau Latour boasts incredible depth and complexity of fruits and terroir!! Started sipping away after 1 hour of decanting and eagerly finished in a 1.5 hour window. Complex aromas of dark chocolate, cedar, gravels, leather, and creamy dark berries and kept evolving. Full bodied with bold but fine tannins. Good concentration. Finishes with dark chocolate covered cherry after-taste for a long, long time.

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Author busdriver330
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Tasted On 01/27/2009

great nose, with black current, coffee, dark chocolate. palate sweet with complexity. long finish.

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