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Les Forts de Latour

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Forts de Latour

"Wine to me is passion. It's family and friends. It's warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It's culture. It's the essence of civilization and the art of living"
- Robert Mondavi’s Autobiography, Harvests of Joy

Wine is all of these things. For some of us it is a collector’s item and in other cases an investment. A wine venture can be as risky as putting ‘investment’ and ‘car’ in the same sentence. Taking in account all of these facets, it is important to listen to professionals and watch market trends. In 2003, Forbes published “Beyond 2000 Bordeaux”, in which writer Matt Rand examines first growth Bordelais wines as investments, with the consultation of Stephen Tanzer of the International Wine Cellar, Ian Mendelsohn with Christie’s auction house and Kevin Zraly, author of Windows on the World Complete Wine Course. The conclusion? Stick with off – vintages. Why? The best winemakers can make incredible wines even when the odds and Mother Nature are against them. Zraly states also that second labels are a safe bet, using Latour’s “Les Forts de Latour” as an example, "you can buy knowing that they could not have made a bad wine, because God gave them good weather conditions."

Les Forts de Latour comprised of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, from Latour. It is not made of lesser grapes; rather grapes from outside the vineyard L’Enclos and a delimited set of old vines. Not flawed, just different. This program began in 1966 and has been noted by critics repeatedly. Vintages to look out for: 2001, 2007, 2008, 2010.

2017
36 In Stock
750ml
OWC
V94
WA94
JS94–95
D94
CT93
JD93

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2015
3 Pre-Arrival
750ml
V94
JD94
CT92

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2015
1 In Stock
1.5L
V94
JD94
CT92
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2011
1 Pre-Arrival
750ml
WE93
WA91
WS91

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2010
2 Pre-Arrival
750ml
WA97
JS96
WS95

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2009
1 Pre-Arrival
750ml
WA95
JS95
WE95
WS93

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2008
2 Pre-Arrival
750ml
JS93
WE93
V92
D92
JD92
WA91

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2007
2 Pre-Arrival
750ml
WE92
V90
WA90
CT90

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2006
2 Pre-Arrival
750ml
WA92
W&S92
V91
WE91
CT91

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2005
1 Pre-Arrival
750ml
WS94
JS94
WA93
WE92
CT92

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2004
1 Pre-Arrival
750ml
JMQ93
V91
WE91
CT91

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2003
1 Pre-Arrival
750ml
WS93
JS93
WA92
CT92
V91

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2002
1 Pre-Arrival
750ml
WA92
CT91
V90

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2000
6 Pre-Arrival
750ml
JS94
WS93
WA92
CT92

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2000
1 Pre-Arrival
750ml
JS94
WS93
WA92
CT92

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1999
9 In Stock
750ml
V90
WA90
CT90
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1995
1 Pre-Arrival
750ml
CT91
WS90

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