Les Forts de Latour Pauillac – 2009

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  •  93/100
  •  France > Bordeaux > Médoc

Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc

Producer

Chateau Latour

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Blend Red

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Vineyard

Les Forts de Latour

Producer

Chateau Latour

Appellation

Pauillac

Designation

AOP

Classification

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Vinous
Tasted: 14/03/2019
Drink: 2022-2045
Author: Neal Martin


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/02/2012
Drink: 2012-2042


Possibly the best second wine ever made at Latour (and I love how the 1982 is drinking at age 30), the 2009 Les Forts de Latour is composed of two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot blended with a tiny dollop of Petit Verdot, and finished at 13.5% alcohol. Juicy notes of creme de cassis, licorice, camphor, smoke and crushed rocks are followed by a rich, unctuously textured, thick, juicy, exceptionally pure, long wine. This beauty will be at its finest in several years and should keep for three decades.


Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2010
Drink: 2010-2040


Perhaps the finest example ever made (including the extraordinary 1982) of Les Forts de Latour, the 2009 (61.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32.3% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot) is nearly as potent as the Pauillac at 13.5% alcohol. An opaque purple color is followed by notes of black fruits, crushed rocks, spring flowers, and hints of blackberries and smoke. Prodigiously rich and...

...thick with an amazingly long finish of 50 seconds, this astonishing second wine will undoubtedly put on weight before bottling, and should last for 25-30 years. (Tasted once.) There is no doubting that Director Frederic Engerer and owner Francois Pinault are thrilled with what they have accomplished at Latour. These three wines are hugely different in price, but all are extraordinary.



JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 14/02/2019
Drink: 2018-2030


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Profile

Area under vines: 47 hectares
Soils: clayey gravel, gravelly sand, marly clay
Average of the Vineyards : 50 years
Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha
Production: around 320,000 bottles a year
Ageing: around 2 years in 100% new barrels

Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 75%
  • Merlot 20%
  • Cabernet Franc 2,5%
  • Petit Verdot 2,5%

The Chateau makes two other wines:

  • Les Forts de Latour :
    • Cabernet Sauvignon : 70%
    • Merlot : 30%

  • Le Pauillac de Chateau Latour

Learn more about Chateau Latour here

Contact details

Name

Chateau Latour

Address

Chateau Latour, Pauillac, Gironde, France

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Chateau Latour, Pauillac, Gironde, France
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Case size Tax status bid offer Recent
12x75cl IB £ 1,705 £ 2,060 £ 1,600
6x75cl IB £ 880

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