Les Forts de Latour release 2018 2012 Chateau Latour

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Classification Cru Classe
Type Red
Brand Chateau Latour
Vintage 2012
Country France
Region Bordeaux, Pauillac
Volume 0,75
Condition Perfect
Label Perfect
Drinkable -2026
Stock 3

Professionele reviews

BOW (8)

Parker (92)

This is the first vintage to not be offered En Primeur, meaning this is the first commercial release for this wine. It is composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it opens with expressive notes of crème de cassis, unsmoked cigars, charcuterie and tapenade on the nose with hints of kirsch and fertile loam plus a waft of menthol. Medium to full-bodied, the palate displays great concentration, sporting beautifully ripe, finely grained tannins, wonderful freshness and a long, savory finish. Just entering its drinking window and still possessing bags of fruit, it should continue to evolve and cellar for a further 15+ years.

Winespectator / James Suckling (91)

Admirably rich for the vintage, with solid plum and black currant paste flavors, allied to a decidedly brisk and racy structure and backed by plum pit, iron and singed alder notes through the finish, giving this a rather linear feel overall. Should age well, and will likely always have more cut than breadth.