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Les Forts de Latour 1990 - JR 18pts, RP 90pts CT 92pts MrP 95pts

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Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1990 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: France
Fill level: Very Top Shoulder (VTS)Question Mark Grape variety: Bordeaux Blend

Rich ruby with very 1990 dusty rusty rim. So amazingly ripe and powerful. Fully evolved and luscious on the nose.Very sweet and fleshy with just some very fine tannins on the finish. Luscious. Lots of mature fruit with a hint of rather attractive decay - like those waxy anti mosquito preparations..? Very sweet and gorgeous.
Score: 18 Jancis Robinson MW,, July 2009

A shockingly good second wine but not so surprising when you consider the 1990 vintage as a whole. Deep red core with a raspberry edge this wine has held together particularly well. A very fragrant wine indeed - in fact the whole restaurant noticed when this was opened - delightful violets and cassis on the nose with a touch of licorice. As with several 90's I noticed plums and cherries on the palate along with spice, black fruits, ink and soft, soft, soft. Really delicious and resolved tannins with great acidity and balance - beats the pants off many Grand Vins. Fantastic!

95 points Mr Posle at the Langham Hotel November 2016

Cellartracker Reviews

9/20/2017 - RMCNEES LIKES THIS WINE: 93 Points
Opaque, ruby colored, medium bodied, a full bouquet of floral perfume and forest floor that holds on the breath in the mouth long after sipping, silky smooth, sinewy, polished notes of black currant fruit integrated with notes of tobacco, leather, hints of cassis and touch of cedar and spice on the almost delicate finish.

12/2/2016 - ANONYMOUS WROTE: 95 Points
Bordeaux: Second wines in great vintages. (Valuas): Beautiful bouquet with earth. autumn forest, tobacco, dark berries and luxurious oak and cedar. On the palate the same impressions with great and beautiful acidity, some pleasant barnyard, silky tannin with a soft bite. Overall harmonious and a great length. Lovely and luxurious wine, ready now and the next few years.

10/29/2016 - THE PLAYER LIKES THIS WINE: 93 Points
Lovely mature Pauillac and underrated. One of the 1990s that I really like. Decanted and let breathe for an hour. Bricking throughout the wine showcasing its age, lovely nose of cassis, cooked meat, sweet tobacco and extremely old leather. On the palate refined entry wwit mature cassis and black currants, some spice, good backbone, elegance dare I say and balance. Still good acidity to the wine with time in the decanter and a lovely long finish and fully resolved tannins. Excellent. Keeps getting better.

Other details

Bought from a dealer several years ago and my last bottle. All of this parcel have been magnificent and very much in line with the notes above. A nick to the label but otherwise in good shape. Stored professionally in my Eurocave.

Shipping details

Payment methods: bank transfer
Returns policy: No returns
The wine can be collected: From postcode E4 7, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Parcelforce 48 Hours or Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Shipping paid by: buyer
Cost of delivery: £13 UK or cost for international postage
Delivers to UK
Other countries delivered to: Europe, US, etc will all be posted to at cost.
Insurance options: Insurance via Royal Mail up to £500 included.

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