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This very dark, almost black-colored wine offers subtle red fruit and woody notes on its fragrant nose. Tannins are m...Read more...
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There are only 10,800 cases (rather than the normal 15,000-20,000) of the 2003 Latour, a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and 1% Petit ... Read more
The very cold climate during the maturation cycle slowed down te development of the vine. As a result it was more difficult to obtain a good level ... Read more
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There are only 10,800 cases (rather than the normal 15,000-20,000) of the 2003 Latour, a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot (13.3% finished alcohol). A prodigious effort, it boasts a saturated purple color as well as a gorgeous perfume of smoke, cedar, creme de cassis, flowers, crushed rocks, and blackberries. Massive and multi-layered, with huge richness and low acidity, it is about as unctuous as a young Latour can be. It could be compared to the 1982, but it may be even more pure, at least at this early stage, than that monumental wine. The level of intensity builds prodigiously in the mouth, and the finish lasts nearly a minute. Disarmingly accessible (although analytically the tannin level is high), I suspect it will ultimately shut down, but it was performing impeccably when I tasted it. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040+.
The very cold climate during the maturation cycle slowed down te development of the vine. As a result it was more difficult to obtain a good level of phenolic maturity. The climate in September helped to obtain round and soft tannins. The impression of the "Grand Vin" is of dense, ripe fruit, full and fleshy. The structure is powerful and intense, and the finish is impressively long. Without doubt, Latour 2003 will be one of the ver best vintages of the estate and, in the best sense, one of the most atypical. Robert Parker 100.
The 2003 Les Forts de la Tour possesses a dense ruby/plum/purple color in addition to notions of cold steel lead pencil shavings and creme de cassis. Full-bodied opulent heady rich and lush it can be drunk now or cellared for 15+ years. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
A wine of great texture and intensity, extremely fleshy and opulent, this is a real sexpot, and ideal for drinking early on, although it is certainly going to last for 15 or so years. Just a cut below... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Forts de Latour, Les 750ml
Red-ruby. Explosive aromas of plum liqueur, currant, minerals and lead pencil. Huge, lush, sweet and utterly seamless; this has the palate-caressing texture of liquid velvet. About as deep as this extreme vintage gets. Finishes with noble, compelling... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Latour, Chateau 750ml
A wine of great texture and intensity extremely fleshy and opulent this is a real sexpot and ideal for drinking early on although it is certainly going to last for 15 or so years. Just a cut below its big brother the 2003 Les Forts de Latour is wonderfully sweet succulent and fleshy with copious fruit glycerin and alcohol. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
This very dark, almost black-colored wine offers subtle red fruit and woody notes on its fragrant nose. Tannins are mellow. Recommended to serve at room temperature and pair with grilled meats, roast pork, poultry, wild mushrooms, charcuterie, or aged cheeses. Should be let to breathe one hour before serving.
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