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1977 Les Forts de Latour 1977 Les Forts de Latour 1977 Les Forts de Latour

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Les Forts de Latour was the brainchild of Jean-Paul Gardère, a Medocian that Jancis Robinson credits with being the “saviour of Latour.” The aim was to produce a second growth quality wine. The Oxford Companion to Wine suggests that that it has actually gone a step further, saying that although “there is no absolute agreement about which properties qualify as super seconds”, Les Forts de Latour has “been nominated at one time or another.”

Produced in smaller quantities than the Grand Vin, many consider Les Forts de Latour to be Château Latour’s second wine. However, as Jancis Robinson says: “Les Forts de Latour is not the second wine of Ch Latour, but another wine entirely from very different, distinct and disparate parcels.” What makes it so important though, is that stylistically it is very similar to the Grand Vin, but at around one third of the price. As Robert Parker says: “The character of Forts de Latour is astonishingly similar to Latour itself, only lighter and quicker to mature. Les Forts de Latour is certainly the finest of the second labels.”

What cannot be contested is that scores awarded by the critics for this wine are far more akin to those of a Grand Vin than a second wine.

Slight tear and glue strips visible, but level is very good at TS.
Currently lying in a wine merchants premises.

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Goods Delivered By Courier, Usually Next Day After Payment. Packed In Air Pillows And Lots Of Packaging Material. No Insurance Is Offered, Will Cost Extra If Required. Multi Lots Can Be Merged For Same Price Up To 10kg (6 Standard 75cl Bottles).
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1977 Les Forts de Latour, 1977

Quantity: 1, 75cl

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