Château Latour Pauillac 2009

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SKU 13460

750ml

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Considered by many to be the greatest wine of Bordeaux, Latour is absolutely one of the most concentrated, rich, tannic and full-bodied wines in the world, and fought over by global collectors. Planted to 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the formidable Latour estate has vines averaging 40+ years, and the estate is situated on the Pauillac/Saint Julien border, immediately north of the walled vineyard of Léoville Las Cases. Latour has a fortress-like tower that overlooks the vineyards and the Gironde River, and dates back to the 17th century.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Brand Château Latour
Alcohol/vol 13.7%
  • we99

Wine EnthusiastA big, powerful wine that sums up the richness of the vintage. It is densely fruity, spicy with an enormous black plum and berry fruit character to go with the acidity. It's concentrated while still showing such wonderfully pure fruit. The aging potential is immense.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2012
  • ws99

Wine SpectatorThis seems to come full circle, with a blazing iron note and mouthwatering acidity up front leading to intense, vibrant cassis, blackberry and cherry skin flavors that course along, followed by the same vivacious minerality that started things off. The tobacco, ganache and espresso notes seem almost superfluous right now, but they'll join the fray in due time. The question is, can you wait long enough? Best from 2020 through 2040. 9,580 cases made.

James Suckling, March 31, 2012
  • wa100

Wine AdvocateA blend of 91.3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8.7% Merlot with just under 14% natural alcohol, the 2009 Latour is basically a clone of the super 2003, only more structured and potentially more massive and long lived. An elixir of momentous proportions, it boasts a dense purple color as well as an extraordinarily flamboyant bouquet of black fruits, graphite, crushed rocks, subtle oak and a notion of wet steel. It hits the palate with a thundering concoction of thick, juicy blue and black fruits, lead pencil shavings and a chalky minerality. Full-bodied, but very fresh with a finish that lasts over a minute, this is one of the most remarkable young wines I have ever tasted. Will it last one-hundred years? No doubt about it. Can it be drunk in a decade? For sure.

Robert Parker, February 2012