Les Forts de Latour is at the level of some of the Médoc classed growths. This 2006 is wonderfully juicy with ripe fruit that floats above the dry structure. It is the freshness combined with that generous fruit that is so outstanding here. A great wine for drinking after 3–4 years.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.