Forts de Latour 2009

Cult Wines Price: £1,050.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Latour, Forts de Latour, 2009

Tasting Notes Forts de Latour 2009

95

Possibly the best second wine ever made at Latour (and I love how the 1982 is drinking at age 30), the 2009 Les Forts de Latour is composed of two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot blended with a tiny dollop of Petit Verdot, and finished at 13.5% alcohol. Juicy notes of creme de cassis, licorice, camphor, smoke and crushed rocks are followed by a rich, unctuously textured, thick, juicy, exceptionally pure, long wine. This beauty will be at its finest in several years and should keep for three decades. 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 Jr
Wine Advocate #199
95

The aromas are so floral, with currants and blueberries as well. Succulent. Full and very balanced, with super velvety tannins and a long and lovely finish. Frederic Engerer, president of Latour, uses the word “succulent” to describe it. He’s right. I like the word gorgeous as well. Try in 2018, but hard not to drink.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, February 14th 2012
93

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 Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2013

Forts de Latour Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Forts de Latour 2018 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2017 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2016 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2015 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2014 Chateau Latour POA 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2013 Chateau Latour £1,606.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2012 Chateau Latour £1,740.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2011 Chateau Latour £1,704.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2010 Chateau Latour £1,963.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2009 Chateau Latour £1,860.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2009 Chateau Latour £1,050.00 6x75cl
Forts de Latour 2008 Chateau Latour £1,995.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2007 Chateau Latour £2,000.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2006 Chateau Latour £1,626.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2005 Chateau Latour £1,950.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2004 Chateau Latour £1,750.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2003 Chateau Latour £1,980.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2002 Chateau Latour £1,840.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2001 Chateau Latour £1,950.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 2000 Chateau Latour £2,300.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 1999 Chateau Latour £1,950.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 1998 Chateau Latour £1,900.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 1997 Chateau Latour £1,848.00 12x75cl
Forts de Latour 1996 Chateau Latour £1,970.00 12x75cl