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2009 Latour

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2009 Latour from Chateau Latour, Pauillac, Bordeaux

In the pantheon of Bordeaux wines, one always finds Chateau Latour firmly entrenched among the legends, a beacon of vinous excellence. The 2009 Latour from this hallowed estate stands as a paragon of the vintage, a year which blessed Pauillac with an idyllic growing season. This particular offering affords investors the opportunity to partake in a slice of viticultural prestige.


A Vintage Crown Jewel

The year 2009 was lauded as one of the greats in Bordeaux, with climatic generosity forging wines of superb ripeness and structure. At Chateau Latour, meticulous vineyard management and the chais' alchemy gave birth to a wine of monumental proportions. The 2009 Latour exudes opulence and balance, displaying depth with layers of cassis, earthy truffle, and sophisticated oak nuances.


Investment Worthy

The importance of terroir can never be overstated when discussing investment-grade wines; thus, it is worth noting that Chateau Latour's hallowed plots in Pauillac have yet again proven their unmatched pedigree. For investors considering the addition of the 2009 Latour to their portfolio, this vintage encapsulates the gravity and longevity that seasoned collectors seek. It remains robust and poised for continued evolution, its tannins mellowing seamlessly into a kaleidoscope of dark fruit and spices.


Intrinsic Beauty and Potential

The intoxicating allure of 2009 Latour lies not just in its intrinsic beauty but also in its investment potential. Sitting comfortably at the zenith of fine wines, it promises assured maturity over the coming decades. As it unfurls its complexities with each passing year, its value is anticipated to appreciate accordingly—a true testament to the masterful confluence of human expertise and Mother Nature’s benevolence that year.

Fine wine connoisseurs familiar with my ethos understand that while I commend current opulence, I am ever looking towards longevity and peak maturity. In this regard, the 2009 Latour is an investment piece de resistance; one whose narrative will continue to enrich with each chapter it rests in cellars. By investing now, one captures not merely a fleeting moment of sensual pleasure but a legacy poised for grandeur.

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A breathtaking combination of dried flowers and minerals, with dark fruits such as currants and blackberries. Full-bodied, with fabulous fruit concentration, yet its compacted. Velvety tannins. So much fruit and beauty. It's the quality of the tannins that are magic. It is the famous 1959 all over again. Amazing. Try in 2022.

James Suckling -, February 14th 2012


Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Latour is unashamedly youthful with bold blackcurrants, black cherries and warm plums notes plus nuances of cedar chest, aniseed, beef drippings, truffles and tapenade with a waft of tilled black soil. Full, concentrated and powerful in the mouth, it has a rock-solid frame of super ripe, grainy tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing very long and wonderfully minerally. Just a baby—this needs time!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 14 March 2019


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. 

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #199 February 2012


Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Latour '09 has a comparatively exotic bouquet with macerated small dark cherries, mango sorbet, and blackcurrant and vanilla pod. There is a floral component that lends it a Margaux like veneer. The palate is medium-bodied with firm grip on the entry. There is a pleasing saline edge, firm grip with a pleasing crescendo towards the opulent but controlled, delineated finish. Perhaps it is showier than its peers, but why not? And there is enormous grip and weight on the finish, making this an impressive Latour for long-term ageing. Tasted January 2013.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Jul 2013

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