Château Latour has announced the release of two wines from its cellars: the Grand Vin de Château Latour 2005 and Les Forts de La Tour 2011.
The Grand Vin has undergone 12 years of aging in the cellars and is described as a “racy, opulent, and full-bodied wine”, set to display a great deal of depth and complexity. 2005 is said to be a landmark year for Château Latour, the wine harvested in “perfect conditions and possess[ing] all the hallmarks of an outstanding vintage,” according to the estate. With a remarkable structure, fine tannins, and clear depth of aroma, it will continue to develop over the next few decades.
A hot spring then a surprisingly cold and wet summer made the 2011 much more of a challenge. Nonetheless, a hot and dry September allowed for perfectly mature grapes to be harvested. Encompassing elegance and fruitiness, Les Forts de Latour 2011 displays a pure and delicate structure.
The wines follow the Pauillac de Château Latour 2012 released earlier in the year, the first wine of this vintage to be released by the property. Select Bordeaux wine merchants will have the 2005 and 2011 available from mid-March 2017.