2009 Latour, Chateau Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 100
  • JS 100
  • WS 99
  • WE 99
  • NM 97
  • IWC 96

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$1,195.00

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Reg: $1,395.00

$1,195.00

This product is
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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
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.
JS 100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
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... 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.
WS 99
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
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
WE 99
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
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... 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.
NM 97
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Latour '09 has a comparatively exotic bouquet with macerated small dark cherries, mango sorbet, and blackcurrant and vanilla pod. There is a floral component that lends it a... Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Latour '09 has a comparatively exotic bouquet with macerated small dark cherries, mango sorbet, and blackcurrant and vanilla pod. There is a floral component that lends it a Margaux like veneer. The palate is medium-bodied with firm grip on the entry. There is a pleasing saline edge, firm grip with a pleasing crescendo towards the opulent but controlled, delineated finish. Perhaps it is showier than its peers, but why not? And there is enormous grip and weight on the finish, making this an impressive Latour for long-term ageing.
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
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.
JJB 98
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, March 2010
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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2009

Label

The wines of Chateau Latour need time to mature, generally at least ten or fifteen years, before they can be drunk. It is only then that the full complexity of the bouquet is expressed and the palate becomes sufficiently well integrated to be enjoyable and harmonious.

Winery

Latour, Chateau

Chateau Latour, one of Bordeaux’s oldest and most famous wine producers, is a First Growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. It’s located in Pauillac near the border with Saint-Julien.

Vines have existed on the property since the 14th century, but Chateau Latour first began producing wines of great quality in the early eighteenth century. The estate gradually came to specialize in wine production, with 38 hectares of vines in 1759 and 47 hectares in 1794.

The vineyard currently has 78 hectares in production. The grapes from the 47 hectares surrounding the chateau, known as “L’Enclos”, are used in the production of the Grand Vin. The 30 hectares outside of the Enclos are used for the Forts de Latour and the Pauillac wines. The estate is planted with about 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot on gravelly hilltops and clay subsoil.