2005 Les Forts de Latour- 750 ml
Wine Critic Reviews:
Neal Martin (eRobertParker.com)
Sokolin 2005 Les Forts de Latour Tasting Notes:
The liquid boasts a deep garnet color, hinting at the wonderful flavor profile you're about to experience. From the veritable fruit basket of juicy, almost crunchy berries, to the alluring damson and cedar, it takes a while to peel back the layers. The wine has an air of shy seductiveness about it, asking you to open your mind to new things and unearth true beauty from within its intricate textures. Swim with the current, and you'll be rewarded with a wine you'll cherish forever.
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|Country||France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.|
|Producer||Latour: The Chateau Latour earned a prestigious First Growth spot in the Bordeaux 1855 Classification, and its track record is jaw-dropping for even the most distinguished wine connoisseurs. The vineyards themselves are reminiscent of gorgeous and complex garden mazes from tales of fantasy, with a distribution of 76% Cabernet Sauvigno, 22% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This combination comes together perfectly when grounded with an earthy undertone and punctuated with succulent cherries, lush mint, bold spice or a delicate yet sharp tobacco flavor. These bottles are the ideal partner to a robust evening cigar, as the worries of your life fade into the smoke, and the orchestral perfume of flavors sings to you like a muse, inspiring you towards new triumphs and achievements.|
|Region||Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!|
|Type of Wine||Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red|
|Varietal||Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.|
Incredibly light and airy, like a refreshing spring breezeStrong berry aromatics on the nose, coupled with cedar and soft minerals. Incredibly light and airy, like a refreshing spring breeze. Shows great potential in its youth, but is sadly a tad underdeveloped as of now. It remains to be seen how this upstart matures, but there's no reason to worry. The tannins are showing particularly seductive, with an overall silky feeling on the palate. Hold for a few more years, then indulge in a fully matured masterpiece. If you can, invest in several bottles - it doesn't matter if you want to resell or simply enjoy with your family, that investment will pay off generously.
A very classy, refined, almost enigmatic wineA very classy, refined, almost enigmatic wine. It won't disclose its secrets to just anyone. Blackberry, cedar, and coffee beans on the nose, with spices and flowers mixed in. The tannins are silky-smooth, and the mouthfeel is overall spectacular - such a light wine, but with so much power and concentration. If you've got the patience to keep a bottle like this in your cellar for a decade (or even slightly less), its magnificence will grow exponentially. Pairs very well with game and roast beef. The 2000s will go down in history as one of the greatest decades for wine, mark my words.