Chateau les Forts de Latour Pauillac 2009

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Château Latour:
  Château Latour is a First Growth wine estate in Pauillac in the Bordeaux region of France. The castle was built in the early 14th century as a home shared by various feudal lords. It played a role in the Hundred Years War, serving as a garrison for the Anglo-Gascon army. But it wasn’t till the 16th century that wine production began there in earnest. In the late 17th and ... Read more
  Château Latour is a First Growth wine estate in Pauillac in the Bordeaux region of France. The castle was built in the early 14th century as a home shared by various feudal lords. It played a role in the Hundred Years War, serving as a garrison for the Anglo-Gascon army. But it wasn’t till the 16th century that wine production began there in earnest. In the late 17th and early 18th century, Latour was owned by Alexandre de Ségur, whom Louis XV referred to as “Prince of the Vines.” Before his death in 1716, de Ségur purchased Lafite, and his son Nicolas-Alexandre, then President of Bordeaux, acquired Mouton and Calon in 1718. By the 18th century, peace between England and France meant increased trade with Bordeaux. This elevated the status of the finest French estates, which increased in value significantly as they saw more attention from the nobility. Though Bordeaux saw a lot of damage to estates in the French Revolution and breakups of their ownerships, Latour remained unharmed and remained in the Ségur family. It was officially named a First Growth, the highest possible honor for a French wine, in 1855.    By the mid 20th century, various inheritances meant many shares in Latour, which for 30 years became owned almost entirely by the British financial group Pearson and Harveys of Bristol. But in 1993, the majority of the estate was sold to François Pinault in Artemis, once again in French hands.    The prestigious wines are produced with respect to tradition with modern techniques assuring the highest possible quality. Latour is best known for its Grand Vin, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, with an average annual production of 18,000 cases. They have a second wine, Les Forts de Latour and also a “third wine,” simply called Latour Pauillac. Bottles of Latour Grand Vin, particularly older vintages, have been known to sell for astronomical prices at auctions. Read less

External Reviews for Chateau les Forts de Latour Pauillac

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

This has purity and precision with mouthwatering blackberry black currant and steeped plum fruit racing along nicely laced with graphite and studded with enticing ganache and iron notes through the finish. Sleek but the grip is there. Best from 2014 through 2028. -JM Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 3000ML Double-Magnum


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 6000ML Impériale


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/03/2012

65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. A quite impressive and serious second wine.' Exceptionally complex both aromatically and on the palate, I was pleasantly surprised by how spicy this wine was. I get notes of... John Sweeney. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Forts de Latour, Les 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Les Forts de Latour has a very fragrant floral bouquet with lifted blackberry raspberry cheesecake vanilla and graphite on the nose. The palate is full-bodied with succulent ripe black fruit on the entry. It is fleshier than its peers with very good weight and a smooth rounded velvety finish that is seeking a little more precision and tension. Tasted January 2013. Neal Martins Wine Journal.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

65% Cabernet Sauvignon 32% Merlot 1% Cabernet Franc 2% Petit Verdot. A quite impressive and serious `second wine. Exceptionally complex both aromatically and on the palate I was pleasantly surprised by how spicy this wine was. I get notes of both red and black fruits black pepper and lead pencil. The tannins are very integrated so this wine is very silky and has a long finish. John Sweeney.


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 375ML Half Bottle


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