Category: Wine factsheets

Latour 2005 and Les Forts de Latour 2011 released

This morning sees the ex-château release of Latour 2005, along with second wine, Les Forts de Latour 2011. We have put together two factsheets bringing together all the most important information about these two formidable wines, both approaching their drinking windows.

The 2005 Grand Vin has the third-highest Wine Lister Quality score of the last three decades, and looks reasonable value next to the 2009 and 2010:

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The 2011 vintage of Château Latour’s second wine, Les Forts de Latour, is an economic powerhouse, with impressive price growth since its release:

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You can download the slides here: Wine Lister Factsheet Latour 2005 / Wine Lister Factsheet Les Forts de Latour 2011

Pol Roger 2008 release

Yesterday saw the release of Pol Roger 2008.  Heralded as “admirably long” and “really exciting” by Wine Lister’s partner critic Jancis Robinson, here we look at all the key data:

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You can download the slide here: wine-lister-factsheet-pol-roger-2008

Sassicaia 2014 release

Yesterday saw the release of the latest vintage of Sassicaia, the challenging 2014 vintage. None of our partner critics has yet tasted scored the wine in bottle, but Vinous’s Antonio Galloni found the wine “promising” from barrel (read more here).

Wine Lister’s CEO, Ella Lister, recently attended a 44-vintage tasting of Sassicaia in Rome, beginning with its first commercial release, 1968. “This once-in-a-lifetime tasting proved the amazing consistency of the wines’ quality as well as their extraordinary ageing capacity”, she reported.

In the context of this release, we explore the whole gamut of vital facts about Sassicaia, a formidable wine regardless of the vintage:

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You can download the slide here: wine-lister-factsheet-sassicaia-2014