laying-down2014 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac

Product: 2014-0750-00-8012414
  • Wine Spectator
  • Jancis Robsinson
  • Vinous
  • Wine Advocate
  • For laying down


The 2014 Les Forts de Latour has a smudged, quite opulent bouquet with lavish red fruit, leather and undergrowth scents, more forward than I would expect from a wine this youthful. The palate is medium-bodied with soft tannin and a little chewy in the mouth. Like the nose, this Les Forts de Latour feels unusually decadent for the vintage with a sweet finish that needs to muster more reserve and breeding. It is not unlikeable, quite the opposite, but it needs to develop more Pauillac characteristics. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting.

93/100 points, Neal Martin, Vinous
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[]Wine Spectator:: 92/100        
[]Jancis Robsinson:: 17/20                
[]Vinous:: 93/100          
[]Wine Advocate:: 93/100