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Les Forts de Latour 1983

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Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1983 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Question Mark Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Notes written by Robert Parker:
‘Normally Les Forts de Latour is composed of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, one-third of which comes from the young vines and two-thirds from the vines outside l'Enclos.
These vines were planted in 1964. It is therefore untrue to consider this as a second wine coming only from young vines. As the vines outside l'Enclos get older, the quality of Les Forts de Latour is increasing steadily.

The character of Forts de Latour is astonishingly similar to Latour itself, only lighter and quicker to mature. Les Forts de Latour is certainly among the finest of the second labels, or marques, produced by the well-known chateaux in Bordeaux, and is widely regarded as the finest of all the "second wines".’

The 1983 is within its window of optimum drinking. Having been carefully cellared, I believe that this will prove to be a delightful element to add to your most special festive meal. Given the high esteem that the house of Latour hold this wine in, it is, without doubt, a great opportunity to enjoy their winemaking efforts, in the absence of a spare four figure allowance for the “first growth” wine!

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Lovingly cellared, in impeccable condition. Perfect capsule.

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