Red-ruby. Blackcurrant, graphite and minerals on the nose. Sweet, fleshy and dense, with an impeccable sugar/acid balance. Strong mineral tones and firm acids. Finishes long and gripping, with excellent tannic spine and lift. A bit like the 2002 Les Forts de Latour but turned up a notch or two. But not quite as perfumed as the young 2004.
Mid crimson with a pale rim. Savoury, burly, earthy nose. Mid weight and some density. Dry finish as though the oak were still in play. Zesty. Quite intense. After 24 hours it looked even paler and more skinny. Pretty rigid but not really very Latour.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024