2007 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac (Previously $200)
Big and bold for the year, the tannins quite solid with a tight character. The fruit flavors are rich and intense, spiced with toast and acidity. Through it all goes the tell-tale 2007 streak of acidity.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The outstanding 2007 Les Forts de Latour reveals a touch of graphite and black currant fruit intermixed with an unmistakable minerality. It is a generous, silky textured, medium to full-bodied, evolved, elegant, and pure offering that is ideal for drinking over the next 10-12+ years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good full, deep red. Aromas of cassis, licorice and pepper. Supple and sweet but serious, with a slightly medicinal cast to the flavors of cassis, tobacco leaf, sassafras and leather. Finishes with supple tannins, a subtly sappy quality and very good length.
Refined, with layers of polished tannins and a subtle and delicate palate. Medium-bodied, with lovely length and finesse. (Web-2008)
At the property: great spice on the nose and fine mid-palate impression. Lively wine, not too big. Well-balanced and nice lingering finish. 41% merlot.