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2009 Latour, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA100
  • JS100
  • WS99
  • WE99
  • JS98
  • ST96

Reviews

WA100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
A 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... A 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. Proprietor Francois Pinault and his director Frederic Engerer have pulled out all the stops to produce one of the most monumental Latour's ever made.
JS100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
A breathtaking combination of dried flowers and minerals with dark fruits such as currants and blackberries. Full-bodied with fabulous fruit concentration yet its compacted. Velvety tannins. So much fruit and beauty... A breathtaking combination of dried flowers and minerals with dark fruits such as currants and blackberries. Full-bodied with fabulous fruit concentration yet its compacted. Velvety tannins. So much fruit and beauty. It's the quality of the tannins that are magic. It is the famous 1959 all over again. Amazing. Try in 2022.
WS99
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
This 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... This 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. 9580 cases made. -JM
WE99
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
A 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... A 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. R.V.
JS98
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, January 2013
91% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Merlot. Wow this wine is stunningly complex! Layers of flavors super dark and incredibly concentrated. This smells like the essence of Cabernet Sauvignon; cassis blackberry raspberry graphite... 91% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Merlot. Wow this wine is stunningly complex! Layers of flavors super dark and incredibly concentrated. This smells like the essence of Cabernet Sauvignon; cassis blackberry raspberry graphite and a touch of earth. On the palate very silky but a massive wine with a tons of persistence and a long rich finish.
ST96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Deep purple-ruby. Pungent floral and spice notes enliven complex aromas of dark plum cocoa and minerals. Large-scaled and juicy with lively acidity giving sharp definition to the uncommonly deep pure flavors of black... Deep purple-ruby. Pungent floral and spice notes enliven complex aromas of dark plum cocoa and minerals. Large-scaled and juicy with lively acidity giving sharp definition to the uncommonly deep pure flavors of black fruits forest floor and dark spices. The impressively ripe powerful finish features youthfully chewy tannins and outstanding persistence. This big boy will require a lot of patience: forget about it in the cellar for at least 15 years.