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Ch Latour 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

"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." --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rated: 100 pts.*

Louis Latour:
The Latours have been vintners in Burgundy since the 17th century, slowly building a unique Domaine of 125 acres. Maison Louis Latour currently has the largest Grand Cru property in all of the Cote d’Or with a total of 71.58 acres. The vineyards extend from Chambertin in the north to Chevalier-Montrachet in the south and are solely planted with the two noble grape varieties: Pinot Noir... Read more
The Latours have been vintners in Burgundy since the 17th century, slowly building a unique Domaine of 125 acres. Maison Louis Latour currently has the largest Grand Cru property in all of the Cote d’Or with a total of 71.58 acres. The vineyards extend from Chambertin in the north to Chevalier-Montrachet in the south and are solely planted with the two noble grape varieties: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. All of the grapes from the vineyards we own are vinified and aged in the attractive cuverie of Château Corton Grancey in Aloxe-Corton. The winery was the first purpose-built cuverie in France and remains the oldest still-functioning. A unique rail-way system with elevators allows the entire wine-making process to be achieved by the use of gravity. This eliminates the threat of oxidation from unnecessary pumping of the must. Since 1985, Louis Latour has been selling the wines from its own vineyards under the name Domaine Louis Latour. The Latour family founded the ‘Maison de négoce’, an important shipping company, in 1797, and it is still based at 18 Rue des Tonneliers in Beaune to this day. The company is unique in Burgundy in that it is still family-owned and family-run, having been passed down from father to son for over ten generations. To celebrate our Bicentenary in 1797, we published a commemorative book and were admitted into the exclusive club of the Hénokiens. This club only accepts companies that are leaders in their respective fields, remain family owned, have a history of 200 years’ experience and still bear the name of their founder. There are only approximately 30 of these companies in the world. Maison Louis Latour ships its wines to over 60 countries worldwide. These world-class Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs can be found on the most famous dining tables around the globe. Read less

Member Reviews for Ch Latour

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Snooth User: strokine
109300182
4.50 5
05/12/2012

Had a battle with my wife for Friday diner. Felt happy after. While having a walk after together noticed that everything looks fresher and colors are brighter. Good du Pape as usual. Nothing very special, but very good quality. Will buy more.


Snooth User: diggityd08
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0.00 5
04/23/2012

gift from Dr. Verbrugge 4/16/2012


Snooth User: AxelleC
55921817
5.00 5
08/19/2010

We bought this white wine in Montreal with friends. We bought one bottle at $12.85. it was so good that we came back and bought 12 bottles. This wine is absolutely great for the value. A perfect match with seafood, cod, and aperitif. We already have tasted some white wine from South West of France, but this one is the one!!! Bravo M. Osmin.

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A Great Discovery

Snooth User: PierreC
55920612
4.00 5
08/19/2010

What a value wine!!! From South West of France, this white is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Colombard and Gros Manseng. Very fresh, fruity, lemon, citrus, peach. Very aromatic and refreshing. In fact, you enjoy a glass, and you will come back for the second very easily!! Bravo. Indeed at this price point: This is the right wine to enjoy!

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Highly Recommended.

Snooth User: Gerry 3516
9341063
3.50 5
09/13/2011

Very light, crisp. A good picnic wine or for lighter fish and shellfish. Fairly long finish. Not sure how it would age. I bought 2 cases to let some grow old. For the money I don't think you could do much better. Conventional scoring I would go 86 or 87.


External Reviews for Ch Latour

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/30/2010

Complex aromatics of garrigue, lavender, kirsch, raspberry and earth soar from the surprisingly evolved 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier. Made from an interesting blend of 82% Grenache, 15% old vine Cinsault and 3% Syrah, half aged in ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Saint-Prefert, Domaine de Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Saint-Prefert, Domaine de Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier 750ml


External Review
09/27/2011

The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier (81.2% Grenache, 15% very old vine Cinsault, and the rest Syrah, half of it aged in cement tanks and blended with the other half aged in three-year-old, 600-liter demi-muids) is another exhilarating wine. Blue/purple to the rim, with notes of camphor, incense, blueberries, licorice, spring flowers, and copious fruits of assorted red and black colors, the wine is broad, full-bodied, with superb purity, good freshness, and stunning length and texture. This gorgeous wine should age nicely for up to two decades.


External Review
09/27/2011

A dark and densely packed red, with lots of fig, black currant and bittersweet cocoa notes leading the way for blazing minerality and a super-racy, graphite-loaded finish. Long, lush and pure, with great grip. Best from 2008 through 2027.


External Review
11/20/2013

91-93 Points "(from vines adjacent to Volnay) Deep ruby-red. Wild smoky reduction currently dominates the nose; one smells the site's warm red soil. Then sweet and fine-grained in the style of a Volnay, showing no roughness of texture even at this early stage. This big, rich wine boasts plenty of phenolic material but the broad tannins are fine and horizontal. Finishes saline and long, with some acidity yet to be integrated." Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jan/Feb 11, Stephen Tanzer


External Review
09/27/2011

Vivid ruby. Intensely perfumed scents of red berry preserves, potpourri, Asian spices and white pepper. Potent raspberry and cherry flavors are given cut by tangy acidity and pick up a deeper cherry pit quality with aeration. Impressively pure, accented by intense finishing spiciness and persistent floral character. This is already very alluring.


External Review
09/27/2011

Ruby-red. Flamboyantly aromatic nose combines vivacious raspberry and strawberry preserves with notes of five-spice powder and cinnamon. Lush and sweet but focused and vibrant, with pure red fruit flavors and exotic spice notes on the back. Finishes with fully absorbed tannins and excellent length.


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"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." --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rated: 100 pts.*

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