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2005 Les Forts de Latour

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2005
Appellation: Pauillac
94 (AG/JS)
One of the original 1st Growths in 1855, Latour's reputation for making consistently outstanding wine continues to this day. The consistency of its wines can, to an extent, be attributed to the fact that, since 1670, the estate has only ever had 3 owners. Originally acquired by the Segur family, Latour remained in the hands of their heirs until 1963 when the estate came under British ownership with acclaimed wine writers Hugh Johnson and Harry Waugh serving as advisors. Since 1993, the estate has been under the ownership of Francois Pinault, a lifelong fan of the wines of Latour who, since taking charge, has overseen a string of incredible vintages. Since Pinault took the helm, Latour has been characterised by extraordinary levels of concentration, richness, and structure. Most significantly, following the 2011 vintage Latour opted out of the traditional En Primeur system with the intention of cellaring their wines themselves and only releasing each vintage as and when they believe it is ready. Hence the reason you will find fewer recent vintages of Latour offered than the other leading Bordeaux properties.

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2005 Les Forts de Latour

94 (AG/JS)
From £1,914 Loose bottle(s) and 6 pack case(s) available

2005 Les Forts de Latour

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Region: Red Bordeaux
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£957
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2005 Les Forts de Latour

94 (AG/JS)
From £1,914 Loose bottle(s) and 6 pack case(s) available

2005 Les Forts de Latour

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
94 (AG/JS)
BTL
0
1
0
0
£957
6
IMP
0
0
0
2
£1,750
1
LiveTrade
On LiveTrade wines, as well as a selling price, we continuously quote a firm price at which we will buy the wine. These buying prices are displayed when you select the "In Bond" tab. Provided your wine is in excellent condition and stored professionally under bond, you can sell to us instantly. For even more trading options try the LiveTrade Dashboard.
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Case (12 x 75cl)
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Original Wooden Case
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£1,750.00
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£875.00
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£957.00
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Bottle (600cl)
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Original Wooden Case
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£1,750.00
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Tasting Notes and Scores

92

Wine Advocate

The 2005 Forts de Latour (10,000 cases produced) possesses much of the same character as Latour, but sweeter tannins, more obvious and forward fruit, medium to full body, and a more seductive, plusher style, but not the great stature, richness, and architectural precision of its bigger brother. Nevertheless, it is a gorgeous Pauillac that should drink well for two decades or more.

93

Neal Martin

The Les Forts de La Tour 2005 has a more complex bouquet compared to the Petit Mouton, with blackberries, wild strawberry and floral scents that just blossom in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, almost symmetrical in the mouth with great precision and intensity towards the finish that gently caresses the mouth. There is a tang of soy on the aftertaste that imparts a sense of tension, an edginess, completing a bona fide classy Deuxième Vin built for the long-term.


Again, very deep garnet, purple hue. A very fresh nose, blackberry leaf. Touch of cassis, touch of mint. Again, superb definition. The palate is very well balanced, again, so much freshness and vitality. Good acidity, quite masculine, that coolness suffusing the wine. Very tight and tannic on the finish. Good length. This is going to need a few year cellaring. Excellent. Tasted April 2006. 93-95

93

Michael Schuster

Dark red; deep, crisp, ripe fruit to smell; full, concentrated, fresh in acidity, fine in tannin, a lovely harmonious balance; rich in fruit, generous, crisply sweet, long to taste, elegant, even, still on the youthful side in terms of tannin texture, but very satisfying and complete nonetheless, and with great fruit length. Wonderfully harmonious second wine, just about broachable now, much better in another five years. A splendid performance. Now – 2035

94

Wine Spectator

Shows blackberry, coffee, cedar, and raisin on the nose, turning to licorice and fresh flowers. Full-bodied, with refined, silky tannins and a long finish. Balanced and juicy. Builds on the palate, with currant, licorice and mineral character, followed by a powerful finish. An amazing second wine. Best after 2015.

94

James Suckling

Very classy with plenty of raspberry, currant, and licorice character. This is dense and compacted on the palate. Leave it for at least two or three years from now.

94

Antonio Galloni

Open-knit yet deep and powerful, the 2005 Les Forts de Latour is striking today. The pedigree of the vintage comes through in spades. Expressive, perfumed aromatics meld into a core of supple, open-knit fruit in a mid-weight, impeccably balanced Forts de Latour. Hints of red fruit, iron, smoke and tobacco add lovely shades of nuance. Latour's President Frédéric Engerer adds that that 2005 was the easiest and most balanced growing season (including 2009 and 2010) he has seen because his team had the total flexibility of choosing when to harvest.

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