ready-improve2008 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac

Product: 2008-0750-01-8012414
  • Wine Advocate
  • Jancis Robsinson
  • Robert Parker
  • Ready, but will improve


Whilst Latour’s decision to move away from the En Primeur system has definite ramifications for Bordeaux’s La Place, it makes tasting their latest releases very pleasurable indeed given they’ve had time to mature in bottle. The 2008 Forts de Latour has a very elegant nose with notes of violets, red berry fruit, freshly turned earth, black pepper and sweet vanilla pod.

The palate is energetic and vivacious with good acidity and weight of fruit  Esprightly even. The finish is long and integrated with mouth-coating tannins and a savoury meatiness which denotes its class. This is drinking nicely now, however another few years of bottle-age will see the fruit move further to the fore, the tannins soften even more and the overall elegance enhance.

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[]Wine Advocate:: 91/100        
[]Jancis Robsinson:: 17/20                
[]Robert Parker:: 91/100                                                                                                   
Bottle Price 75 cl $1,795
Was $2,025