95-96/100 Andrew Caillard MW. Medium deep colour. Lovely mocha/dark berry aromas. Beautiful concentrated wine with supple dark berry/ mocha/ espresso flavours, loosening slinky dry touch al dente tannins. Finages firm and minerally. Very good. 92-94 points Ch Latour Deep colour. Intense praline/ espresso/ mocha aromas. Deep set praline/ espresso/ blackcurrant/ grilled nut flavours, richly buoyant and svÃ§ ubstantial wine with pronounced muscular graphite tannins. Lovely length of flavour, energy and fruit complexity.
90-92/100 Robert Parker Jr. One of the finest second wines now being made, Les Forts de Latour comes from the same parcel every year. The 2011 is composed of 61.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38.5% Merlot. Forty-three percent of the Latour production was relegated to this cuvee. Its opaque purple color is accompanied by a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, underbrush, licorice and incense. Medium to full-bodied, deep, fleshy and already appealing, this 2011 should gain complexity over the next 5-7 years, and last for 15-20.
17.5/20 Steven Spurrier, Decanter. Lovely fragrance, natural purity and vineyard depth, beautifully made claret - a jewel of a wine. Drink 2017-2030.
17/20 Julia Harding MW, Jancis Robinson. Initial impression of toast and char. Dark and savoury. Unexpectedly fluid on the palate even though it has a firm framework but the framework is transparent to the purity of the fruit. Not in the least luscious. Short pile so it is firm but carpeted on the palate.