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Forts de Latour 2012 offered on the market for the first time ever.
Today sees the latest releases from Chateau Latour including the "beautful, elegant" Forts de Latour 2012.

Forts de Latour 2012 is offered on the market for the first time ever.  This is the first entirely new release since Latour withdrew from the En Primeur system after the 2011 vintage, in favour of releasing their wines as they approach their drinking window.  It is released alongside the "beautifully rich" Latour 2006 (95pts RP), considered by Parker to be one of the top wines of the vintage.

These cases have lain in the Chateau's cellars since bottling with all of the bottles prooftagged to guarantee provenance.  We are pleased to be amongst a small group of trusted merchants to offer these latest releases. 
Contact us to enquire or register your interest.

FORTS DE LATOUR 2012 (2018 release)             £895 per case 6x75
"The second wine, from vineyards outside of their famous walled l'enclos, the 2012 Les Forts de Latour (75% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance mostly Merlot) is a beautiful, elegant wine with a dense purple color, notes of sweet black cherries and blackcurrants, subtle background minerality and no evidence of oak. This medium to full-bodied, beautifully constructed and layered Les Forts de Latour should drink nicely for 15 or more years."
90pts Robert Parker, April 2015

LATOUR 2006 (2018 release)             £2585 per case 6x75
"The 2006 Latour performed even better from bottle than from barrel. Only 38% of the production (10,000 cases) made it into the grand vin, a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Merlot and a small amount of Cabernet Franc. From barrel, I thought it was a modern day version of the 1996 or 1986, and certainly the 1996 comparison still holds. I thought it was somewhat austere from barrel, but that is no longer an issue. This is a beautifully rich Chateau Latour boasting a dense ruby/purple color, a sweet, smoky, charcoal, cassis, graphite, and forest floor-scented nose, full body, an attractive freshness, and sweet, noble tannins. This layered Latour is one of the vintage's top dozen or so wines."
95pts Robert Parker, April 2009


Wine available June 2018.  Wines offered IB (In Bond, excluding duty and VAT). 
Offer subject to final confirmation. E&OE.
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