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Les Forts de Latour 2004 - RP 91/93pts, JR 17+pts, LPB 90pts

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Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 2004 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape variety: Bordeaux Blend

A brilliant effort, the deep ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Les Forts de la Tour exhibits aromas of lead pencil shavings, cedar, sweet black cherries, and currants. It possesses elegance, freshness, and beautiful texture as well as length. Drink this beauty between 2008-2025.
Score: 91/93 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (165), June 2006

Purplish crimson. Creamy nose and lots of Cabernet influence. Some spice. Quite aromatic with lots of ripe fruit on the front palate. Bright fruit., Good energy. Lots of vibration. Interesting to taste a second wine which is made with such ambition (extremely rare in 2004 though also evident at Ch Margaux]. Some almond paste on the nose - good round lovely hit on the palate. Quite compact. Very defined. Certainly the best second wine in the northern Médoc. Drink 2015-27.
Score: 17+ Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, August 2005

Deep garnet colored, the 2004 is intensely perfumed of warm blackcurrant, pencil lead, black olives and a hint of dried Mediterranean herbs. The palate is drinking nicely now with a firm structure balanced by plenty of mid-palate flesh and finishing long.
Score: 90 Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, RobertParker.com, May 2012

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Bought at auction some years ago - slightly tatty label but capsule and level impeccable. Stored professionally in my Eurocave.

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