Auction Name: 2021 September 24 Fine & Rare Wine Signature Auction - Beverly Hills
Lot Number: 326
Shortcut to Lot: HA.com/5522-326
Les Forts de Latour 1999 Pauillac owc Bottle (12)
The White Collection. Property of a Los Angeles area lady. All wines purchased by her late husband at Sotheby's and stored underground in a chilly temperature and humidity controlled purpose-built cellar.
“Latour has long produced one of Bordeaux's greatest second wines. The beautiful, pure, deep purple-colored 1999 Forts de Latour reveals sweet, cedary, cassis scents, medium to full body, ripe tannin, and a long finish.” (90 pts. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #83, Apr. 2002)
"The 1999 Les Forts de Latour...is noticeably deep in color with just faint signs of bricking on the rim. It offers an impressive array of aromas: raspberry preserve, wild strawberry, cedar and light tobacco scents, probably more intense than I would anticipate after 20 years. The palate is medium-bodied with a fresh, quite tensile opening. There is a little more sharpness here compared to the 1989 Les Fort de Latour, and slightly higher acidity (at a surprising pH of 3.73). The compact but lively finish reveals hints of charcoal and tobacco. This is aging very gracefully..." (90 pts. Neal Martin, Vinous, Sep. 2019)