Les Forts de Chateau Latour 2015

Les Forts de Chateau Latour 2015

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Cabernet Sauvignon 63%, Merlot 35,6%, Petit Verdot 0,9%, Cabernet Franc 0,5%
rot, trocken
13,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2023–2048
Verpackt in: 3er OHK
voluminös & kräftig
Lobenberg: 95–97/100
Suckling: 95/100
Parker: 94+/100
Decanter: 94/100
Galloni: 94/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 94/100
Wine Cellar Insider: 94/100
Wine Enthusiast: 93–95/100
Falstaff: 93–95/100
Gerstl: 19/20
Frankreich, Bordeaux, Pauillac
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Les Forts de Chateau Latour 2015


Lobenberg: Der Zweitwein, der keiner ist. Ganz eigene Parzellen in Biodynamie, immer feiner und charmanter als Latour selbst, etwas mehr Saint Julien als Pauillac, und Chateau Latour liegt ja an der Grenze zu Saint Julien, und so erinnert mich Les Forts oft mehr an Ducru als an Latour. Sehr feine schwarze und rote Kirsche, elegant im Mund, tänzelnd, gut gewoben und wunderbare Harmonie zeigend. Super leckerer Stoff, unglaublich delikat und wunderschön zu trinken. Hedonismus aus Pauillac, teuer aber auch wunderschön. Der Wein zeigt Größe weil er die besten Eigenschften Saint Juliens mit Pauillac verbindet und als 2015er mit dieser Jahrgangstypizität einen unendlichen Charme verströmt. 95-97/100


Suckling über: Les Forts de Chateau Latour

-- Suckling: Aromas of iron, rust and hot stones with currants and dark berries follow through to a full body, firm and ultra-silky tannins and a long and polished finish. Racy and driven. Drink in 2022. 95/100


Parker über: Les Forts de Chateau Latour

-- Parker: Composed of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35.6% Merlot, 0.5% Cabernet Franc and 0.9% Petit Verdot, the 2015 Les Forts de Latour needs a fair bit of air to unlock a profound, powerhouse nose of blackcurrant cordial, boysenberries, plum preserves and dark chocolate, with suggestions of Chinese five spice, clove oil, violets and crushed rocks. The palate packs an absolute flavor wallop, bursting with rich, ripe black fruits and loads of spicy sparks, while framed by beautifully plush tannins, finishing long and minerally. Not at all heavy, on the contrary, the Les Forts is both expansive AND tantalizingly refreshing. In terms of evolution, it has barely budged since I last tasted it in 2017. While it's drinking very well right now, it easily has a good 20 years of cellaring ahead, maybe more. Impressive. 94+/100


Decanter über: Les Forts de Chateau Latour

-- Decanter: On the nose you get a full array of floral aromatics, and a gorgeous exuberance. The gourmet edge that is never far away from the surface in the 2015 vintage is very much in play, along with touches of truffle, cigar box and an earthy openness even at six years old. A smoked caramel note comes in on the end, as does a hit of mouthwatering salinity. It's not as intense as Forts in vintages like 2010 or 2016 but it has an ease to it that is hugely appealing, and can be drunk from now and for at least another 15 years. 0.5% Cabernet Franc completes the blend (the last vintage to contain even a slice of this grape, as it has now been pulled up). 40% of overall production. 94/100


Galloni über: Les Forts de Chateau Latour

-- Galloni: The 2015 Les Forts de Latour is silky, perfumed and wonderfully nuanced from the very first taste. Crushed red berry, cedar, tobacco, mint and blood orange lend striking aromatic nuance. Ample and resonant in feel, yet with mid-weight structure, the 2015 is a total pleasure to taste today. All of the natural radiance of the warm year comes through in the wine's generous, inviting personality. Drink it over the next 15 years or so. 94/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Les Forts de Chateau Latour

-- Jeb Dunnuck: The true second wine of the estate is the 2015 Les Forts De Latour and it's slightly more Cabernet dominated with 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35.6% Merlot, and then less than one percent each of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. This ripe, sunny vintage delivered loads of terrific wines and the 2015 reveals a vivid purple/opaque color as well as fabulous cassis and jammy currant fruits intermixed with lots of cedarwood, leafy herbs, earth, and graphite. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and nicely structured, it has a wealth of fruit, building yet sweet tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. This is a stunning Les Forts de Latour that can be drunk today or cellared for 20-25 years or more. 94/100


Wine Cellar Insider über: Les Forts de Chateau Latour

-- Wine Cellar Insider: Chocolate coated currants, cigar box, flowers and tobacco leaf come through easily on the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium/full-bodied, concentrated, firm, fresh, juicy and lively, with a creamy textured, sweet, aristocratic, Pauillac, red currant packed finish. This should age and evolve for another 15-20 more years. 94/100


Wine Enthusiast über: Les Forts de Chateau Latour

-- Wine Enthusiast: Barrel Sample. There is a velvet touch to this smooth, rounded wine. With some dark tannins as well as blackberry fruits, it is rich with some concentration. At the same time, the acidity shoots through the wine to give a really fruity aftertaste. 93-95/100


Falstaff über: Les Forts de Chateau Latour

-- Falstaff: Dunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung, schwarze Beeren, ein Hauch von Gewürznelken, floral, etwas Hibiskus im Hintergrund. Kraftvoll, straffe Tannine, zarte vegetale Nuancen, fordernde Tannine, wirkt am Gaumen noch ziemlich kantig, etwas Mokka und Röstaromen im Finale. 93-95/100


Gerstl über: Les Forts de Chateau Latour

-- Gerstl: Sehr zart und elegant im Duft, schwarze Frucht, viel Terroir. Sanfter kraftvoller Auftritt, raffinierte Extraktsüsse, der Wein ist traumhaft fein, hat auch jede Menge Kraft und Konzentration, wunderschöne Frische, eine feine Delikatesse, klar und präzis. 19/20

Mein Winzer


Die Tatsache, dass der Grand Vin von Château Latour zu den kräftigsten, gehaltvollsten, tanninreichsten und konzentriertesten Weinen der Welt zählt, dürfte hinlänglich bekannt sein. Daher hier nur einige Worte zum Zweitwein des Château Latour: der Forts de Latour ist kein klassischer Zweitwein aus...

Les Forts de Chateau Latour 2015