2010 Les Forts de Latour

2010 Les Forts de Latour | Pauillac

2010 Les Forts de Latour
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  • Specifications
Domaine: Latour
Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée: Pauillac
Cru: Les Forts de Latour Snd vin du Château Latour, Pauillac
Couleur: Rouge
Flaconnage: 75 cl
Région: Bordeaux
Millésime 2010
Note 97
Source: Wine Advocate
Auteur: Robert M. Parker, Jr.
A boire 2018-2048
Commentaire Bizarre as it may sound, the 2010 Les Forts de Latour is also the finest I have ever tasted from this selection, which comes from specific vineyards, not really so much a second wine as just another wine from estate holdings. A blend of 72.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27.5% Merlot that represents 40% of the production, this astonishing wine hit 14.3% natural alcohol. Extremely ripe and rich, it reminds me of the 1982 on steroids (and that wine is still drinking great 30 years after the vintage). Sensational notes of graphite, crushed rocks, black fruits, camphor and damp forest notes are present in this expansive, savory, full-throttle wine, which is better than many vintages of the great Latour itself from the past. (That may be a heretical statement, but it’s the truth as I see it.) This wine needs a good 5-6 years of cellaring and should age for three decades at minimum, given the fact that the 1982 is in terrific form and wasn’t this concentrated or prodigious.
Texte du domaine Le millésime 2010 montre la supériorité des cabernets sauvignon qui à eux seuls apportent la chair, la puissance, le fruit et la structure. D'une grande complexité, on note à ce stade la dominance des fruits très mûrs et on perçoit pleinement la grande puissance de ce vin, enrobé par des tanins soyeux et racés.