ITEM 26466

2005 Les Forts de Latour Pauillac

$384.98

In stock

3

Wine Rating:

94WS 92ST 92WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2005

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-pauillac

Variety

bordeaux blend

Wine Producer

les forts de latour

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Wine Spectator: 94 points

Shows blackberry, coffee, cedar, and raisin on the nose, turning to licorice and fresh flowers. Full-bodied, with refined, silky tannins and a long finish. Balanced and juicy. Builds on the palate, with currant, licorice and mineral character, followed by a powerful finish. An amazing second wine. Best after 2015. 13,330 cases made. ?JS

Review Date: March 2008

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 92 points

Good red-ruby. Exotic aromas of roasted plum, currant and graphite. Big, round and sweet but with the broad shoulders of the year. The silky flavors of currant, tobacco and sweet oak show extraordinary baby fat and volume. Wonderfully rich, expressive wine with a very long, silky, aromatic back end. "Better than the 2007 Latour today, and almost as long," says Engerer. (The 2006 Forts de Latour had just been fined.)

Review Date: May 2008

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 92 points

The 2005 Forts de Latour (10,000 cases produced) possesses much of the same character as Latour, but sweeter tannins, more obvious and forward fruit, medium to full body, and a more seductive, plusher style, but not the great stature, richness, and architectural precision of its bigger brother. Nevertheless, it is a gorgeous Pauillac that should drink well for two decades or more.

Review Date: April 2008