Often referred to as the second wine of Latour, we feel this is only half the story as Les Forts more often than not outscores its 1855 classified peers on the palates of major critics. Les Forts de Latour takes its name from an historic plot in the Enclos. The wine was first labelled with this name in 1966 and constant work on developing its quality has resulted in its achieving the level of a Médoc Grand Cru Classé. Les Forts de Latour is produced with the same meticulous care as the Grand Vin, both in the vineyard and in the winery. The only notable difference, apart from the origin of the grapes, is the proportion of new barrels (50 to 60%) used in the maturing stage.