Chateau Latour 1er Grand Cru Classe, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France 2009
"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!" robertparker.com
Château Latour 2009 produced one of the wines of the great 2009 vintage. Earning a perfect 100 points, Latour's 2009 vintage is a fine red Bordeaux for the cellar.
Château Latour needs no introduction – a world famous brand whose label commands huge respect and often price tags to match. But there is more to Latour than its hugely marketable name and label.
Latour is the most consistent of the first growths in terms of quality. Even in difficult years it manages to create wines that put many of its neighbours in the shade, and in doing so, has justly earned its reputation among many critics as being the Haut-Médoc's finest wine.
"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!" robertparker.com
“The 2009 Latour is endowed with a simply magnificent nose with intense blackberry and cassis fruit laced with minerals and graphite, extremely focused to the point of overwhelming the sense. Wow. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin, multilayered black fruit infused with crushed stone and a hint of white pepper, though it clams up towards the finish as if to say, not yet. Outstanding. This is Latour firing on all cylinders.” Neal Martin