Château Latour, 2009

RRP £837

2009 was a stressful vintage for the winemaking team at Latour: the press had broken down and so the wine was made without pressing the grapes at all, which meant a very long fermentation. In spite of this, the Pauillac first growth is impeccably turned-out. It demands your attention with its uncharacteristically moody, hot-blooded temperament, and more characteristic razor-sharp wit. The bouquet is crammed with aristocratic black fruit, fresh blue plums, deep purple damsons, and gently-roasted coffee beans. The wine glides across the palate like a figure skater, carving its inimitable path in the ice. More than poised, lean and long; lithe, entrancing.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Dry

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Alcohol

14%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2023 - 2050

Origin

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub-region

Médoc & Haut Médoc

Area

Pauillac AOP

Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

Bordeaux 2009

Type of Tasting

Tasting feature

Blind

No

Tasted by

Ella Lister

UK Stockist

BI Wines & Spirits

Global Stockist

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