Although there are records of doings on this estate as far back as the 14th century (including the construction of a defensive tower for a purpose of defence of the estuary), it was in the early 18th century and the ownership of Nicolas-Alexandre de Ségur that Latour starts its long period of renown. Ségur also owned Mouton, Calon and Lafite. It was a new ero of European free trade and aspiring classes in England wanted the best wines. Latour quickly gained a reputaiotn - and price ticket - above most other Bordeaux wines. Descendants of the Ségur family owned the estate until 1962 when it was bought by UK investors (of which Pearson and Harveys of Bristol were the largest). In 1993 Francois Pinault became the majority shareholder and there has been an ongoing period of renovation underway since then.
Case of 12 Bottles
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £2,270.45
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"Open-knit yet deep and powerful, the 2005 Les Forts de Latour is striking today. The pedigree of the vintage comes through in spades. Expressive, perfumed aromatics meld into a core of supple, open-knit fruit in a mid-weight, impeccably balanced Forts de Latour. Hints of red fruit, iron, smoke and tobacco add lovely shades of nuance. Latour's President Frédéric Engerer adds that that 2005 was the easiest and most balanced growing season (including 2009 and 2010) he has seen because his team had the total flexibility of choosing when to harvest." Antonio Galloni
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