The 2015 Les Forts de Latour was picked from 15 September to 10 October, commencing with the Merlot and finishing with the Cabernet Sauvignon. This bottle correlates closely to the one that I tasted blind in January 2019. There is a mixture of blackberry, graphite and cedar on the nose, very well defined and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins, a mixture of red and black fruit with superb mineralité and lip-smacking salinity. Velvety in texture, this is wonderfully poised with great persistence on the finish. Excellent. (NM)
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2038
Not yet released. Tasted blind. Crimson. Sweet and rather flashy, but the tannins are a bit raw. Dusty and edgy. Green notes.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2040
Robert Parker 94
“A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35.6% Merlot, 0.5% Cabernet Franc and 0.9% Petit Verdot, the 2015 Les Forts de Latour features a deep garnet-purple color and quite an earthy nose of black soil and crushed rocks with a core of red and black currants, mulberries and pencil lead plus hints of lavender and cloves. Tightly wound, firm, fine grained and lively in the medium-bodied mouth, it concludes with loads of energy and great poise.”
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2040