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1998 Les Forts de Latour Pauillac

Red Blend

750 ml

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Chateau Latour is situated at the southeastern tip of Pauillac, in the Medoc region of Bordeaux. Along with its Grand Vin label, Latour also produces Les Forts de Latour as a second wine and “Le Pauillac” as a third wine. While the written history of the Latour terroir dates back to 1331, thriving vineyards, as we know of Latour today, didn’t take hold until about 1700. Land owners and winemakers have changed many times, but the demand for this premium wine has remained of the upmost highest echelon for the past 300 years. In fact, even in 1767 the price of a barrel of Latour was 20 times more expensive than a typical Bordeaux wine. Their ability to achieve excellence remains consistent, as evidenced by their high ratings and high demand.

Wine Advocate 88 points

Latour's second wine exhibits a dark ruby/purple color as well as a nose of black fruits, ketchup, earth, and minerals. Moderately tannic and closed, it is reminiscent of its bigger brother. Give it 4-5 years of cellaring and enjoy it over the next two decades.- Robert Parker Jr. (04/2001)

Vinous (Stephen Tanzer) 89-90 points

Medium red-ruby. Aromatic nose of currant, chocolate, leather and minerals. Dense and rather closed in on itself, with a mineral firmness contributing to the impression of youthful austerity. Firmly tannic but not hard on the finish, which offers sneaky length. This has evolved very nicely in barrel. Not a fat wine but offers excellent potential. ST