2003 Chateau Les Forts de Latour

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  • 24 Units in Stock

Price: $349.99

Producer Notes

A very sunny year with a dry summer. Early in September, we had light rains which were good for the grapes. The harvests began at the normal dates with a mature yield. This is an excellent vintage, with particularly fine tannins. It is very elegant with a long palate, and can be aged for a very long time.
Ageing potential : up to 2025

Independent Critics

Robert Parker - 92 points

The 2003 Les Forts de la Tour possesses a dense ruby/plum/purple color in addition to notions of cold steel, lead pencil shavings, and creme de cassis. Full-bodied, opulent, heady, rich, and lush, it can be drunk now or cellared for 15+ years. What can one say about proprietor Francois Pinault and his manager, Frederic Engerer? A strong argument can be made that in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004, Latour produced the wine of the vintage, although it has plenty of competition in the Northern Medoc in 2003. Moreover, the bargains are the estateís least expensive cuvee, Pauillac, followed by Les Forts de Latour, Latourís second wine which continues to increase in quality. April 2006

James Suckling - 93 points

Beautiful aromas of berry, currant and toasted oak. Intense currant character. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, intense finish. This is very structured and superclean. Excellent stuff. The second wine of Latour. Best after 2011.
March 2006

Jancis Robinson -16.5+ points

Zesty lively transparent fruit. Racy. Long and rather impressive. Well balanced. Though not big. Oct 2010

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