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Ch Latour 2009

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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.*

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

External Reviews for Ch Latour

External Review
06/25/2010

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Latour, Chateau 750ml


External Review
05/02/2012

(a 91/9 blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot; 13.7% alcohol; 87 IPT; roughly 38% of the total crop) Purple ruby. Flamboyant aromas of red cherry, cassis, graphite and cedar soar from the glass. Then very dense, supple and smooth, with a noble textu... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Latour, Chateau 1500ml


External Review
07/01/2010

This is incredibly floral on the nose, with violet and lilac as well as dark and ripe raspberry and blueberry. Full-bodied, with a dense and incredibly rich palate yet held back and in reserve. Such precision and beauty. It lasts for minutes on the p... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Latour, Chateau 750ml


External Review
05/01/2012

91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot. Wow, this wine is stunningly complex! Layers of flavors, super dark and incredibly concentrated. This smells like the essence of Cabernet Sauvignon; cassis, blackberry, raspberry, graphite, and a touch of earth. ... John Sweeney. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Latour, Chateau 1500ml


External Review
06/20/2014

Deep purple-ruby. Pungent floral and spice notes enliven complex aromas of dark plum cocoa and minerals. Large-scaled and juicy with lively acidity giving sharp definition to the uncommonly deep pure flavors of black fruits forest floor and dark spices. The impressively ripe powerful finish features youthfully chewy tannins and outstanding persistence. This big boy will require a lot of patience: forget about it in the cellar for at least 15 years. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
06/20/2014

Very fine indeed. The long-lived minerality and structure of Latour allied admirably with the ripeness of 2009. A surefire winner. 19+/20 Jancis Robinson.


External Review
11/14/2013

91% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Merlot. Wow this wine is stunningly complex! Layers of flavors super dark and incredibly concentrated. This smells like the essence of Cabernet Sauvignon; cassis blackberry raspberry graphite and a touch of earth. On the palate very silky but a massive wine with a tons of persistence and a long rich finish. John Sweeney.



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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.*

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic


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