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To many this is the greatest of all the great wines of the Médoc and to some the greatest in the entire region. There is no doubt that it is one of the world’s most remarkable reds, which at its magnificent best is both massive and concentrated but at the same time harmonious and very refined. It requires cellaring and you should allow one or preferably two decades. While the wine performs consistently at a very high level now, a number of vintages in the early to mid-1980s were less impressive, nowhere near its current super ★★★★★ ranking. Fortunately, with a production of over 30,000 cases a year, the wine is not impossible to find – unlike a number of new ‘super’ wines being made elsewhere around the world. Recent vintages have all been very striking. Among the great earlier years 82, 71, 66, 61, 59 and 49 are all legendary. Les Forts de Latour is a very impressive second wine.

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Area under vines: 47 hectares
Soils: clayey gravel, gravelly sand, marly clay
Average of the Vineyards : 50 years
Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha
Production: around 320,000 bottles a year
Ageing: around 2 years in 100% new barrels

Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 75%
  • Merlot 20%
  • Cabernet Franc 2,5%
  • Petit Verdot 2,5%

The Chateau makes two other wines:

  • Les Forts de Latour :
    • Cabernet Sauvignon : 70%
    • Merlot : 30%

  • Le Pauillac de Chateau Latour

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Chateau Latour, Pauillac, Gironde, France
Type Wine
Les Forts de Latour Pauillac
Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Cru
Le Pauillac de Latour Pauillac
Type Wine
Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Cru - 2011
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Les Forts de Latour Pauillac - 2008
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Les Forts de Latour Pauillac - 1979
1x150cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Cru - 2004
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Cru - 2005
6x75cl - 2 case(s)
Les Forts de Latour Pauillac - 2005
6x75cl - 5 case(s)
Les Forts de Latour Pauillac - 2009
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Les Forts de Latour Pauillac - 2005
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Les Forts de Latour Pauillac - 2005
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Cru - 1987
1x75cl - 1 case(s)
Les Forts de Latour Pauillac - 2005
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Cru - 2002
6x75cl - 2 case(s)
Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Cru - 2003
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Cru - 2002
12x75cl - 4 case(s)
Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Cru - 1956
1x75cl - 2 case(s)
Type Wine
Type Wine
Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Cru - 2005
Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Cru - 2009
Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Cru - 2017
Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Cru - 2016
Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Cru - 1899
Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Cru - 1945
Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Cru - 1961
Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Cru - 1982
Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Cru - 1990
Chateau Latour Pauillac Premier Cru - 2000
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