2009 Pauillac de Ch Latour



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£695.00
£695.00 DP

Average critic rating : 90.6 points

91-93

91-93

The 2009 Pauillac (a serious effort that should not be dismissed in any vintage) tips the scales at 13.6% alcohol. Composed of slightly more Cabernet Sauvignon than Merlot, it exhibits a dense purple color as well as plenty of creme de cassis, cedarwood, and forest floor notes, tremendous purity, a full-bodied opulence, and a succulent, unctuous texture. This terrific effort should drink nicely for a decade or more. (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.

88-90

88-90

Tasted at the château, a blend of 53.8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46.2% Merlot, this has a very pure nose: small black cherries, a touch of bergamot, blackcurrant, just a faint hint of steaming espresso. Fine definition. The palate is medium-bodied, grainy tannins, nicely balanced and more mineralite than usual. Lovely poise on the finish, touches of that espresso just inflecting the finish. Good length. Tasted March 2010

92

92

Juicy and rich, with a velvety tannins. Full and round, with lots of juicy fruit and meat, blackberries and currants. Classified growth quality. Broad shoulder. Third wine of Latour. Better in 2016. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

87-90

87-90

Superfocused blackberry and violet aromas follow through to a full body, with plenty of dense fruit and chewy tannins. Medium to long finish. This is precise and well done. Third wine of Latour

17

17

Colours remarkably similar for these three wines. with the Latour grand vin just a little less purple than the other two but all three very dense and concentrated purplish crimson. Mild and fresh on the nose. Not desperately expressive on the nose but with amazing roundness of fruit on the palate. Dry finish and truly Latour- like – nothing at all like a third wine! Surely way ahead of other AC Pauillacs de Latour. Testing the limits of vulgarity. Tastes a little bit more than its 13.64% but why not? Frédéric Engerer says it’s a horizontal wine – Roman laid back. I wonder what they will charge for this? Very very lush – almost showing off! Just a little bit of hardness on the finish. Lots of press wine presumably – press wine from Forts de Latour. But masses of richness on the front. It will presumably always be a bit tough on the finish but it does deliver some of the Latour experience. 13.64%



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