Château Latour, Les Forts de Latour, 2009

RRP £174

Given the success of the grand vin this year, it is no surprise that the second wine of Latour is also impressive (not forgetting that the rigorous selection process also extends to a third wine). An ex-château release took place in March 2016 (part of the property’s strategy since withdrawing from the en primeur system in 2012), and this has really come on in the last three years. On the nose, it is bright, focussed, and self-assured, with racy chocolate and blueberry aromas. On the palate, it has impeccable balance, fluidity and grip, all in harmony. It is long, too. A class act.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Dry

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Alcohol

13.5%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2021 - 2036

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

Crump, Richmond & Shaw

Global Stockist

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