Wine Advocate 90 points - The dense ruby/purple-colored 1996 Les Forts de Latour is exceedingly tannic, with cassis and mushroom-like notes in the aromatics. This full-bodied wine is impressively constituted and one of the finest Forts de Latours of the last two decades. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2018.” (Apr 1999)
The second wine of legendary Chateau Latour. About 70 % Cabernet, 30 % Merlot-- though the exact proportion of grape varieties will vary slightly from year to year. Aged 18 months in half new and half one-vintage barrels.