Les Forts de Latour 2009

Product Details

Vintage
2009
Colour
Red
Appellation
Pauillac

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12 x 0.75L BI Stock IB 3 cs £1,730.00 £1,900.00 1 cs
6 x 0.75L BI Stock IB 6 cs £866.00 £951.00 2 cs
1 x 0.75L BI Reserves DP £162.50 2 btls

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
95

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. Drink: 2012 - 2042
- Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012

(93-95 pts)
Perhaps the finest example ever made (including the extraordinary 1982) of Les Forts de Latour, the 2009 (61.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32.3% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot) is nearly as potent as the Pauillac at 13.5% alcohol. An opaque purple color is followed by notes of black fruits, crushed rocks, spring flowers, and hints of blackberries and smoke. Prodigiously rich and thick with an amazingly long finish of 50 seconds, this astonishing second wine will undoubtedly put on weight before bottling, and should last for 25-30 years. (Tasted once.) There is no doubting that Director Frederic Engerer and owner Francois Pinault are thrilled with what they have accomplished at Latour. These three wines are hugely different in price, but all are extraordinary.

95 - The deep garnet colored 2009 Les Forts de Latour springs forth with minted chocolate, blackberry pie, sweaty leather and cast iron pan notes with hints of bay leaves and unsmoked cigars. Medium to full-bodied and laden with muscular black fruit preserves and savory layers, it has a firm, grainy frame and lovely freshness, finishing with a minty kick.Lisa Perrotti-Brown, March 2019

Neal Martin
96

The 2009 Les Forts de Latour is engaging and quite complex on the nose with blackberry, bilberry, hints of brine and freshly rolled tobacco, all very well delineated and gaining vigor with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine but firm tannin that frame layers of black fruit laced with pencil lead and tobacco, very convincing on the finish that has one of the longest lengths of any Pauillac in this flight. Excellent. - vinous.com, March 2019

Michael Schuster
17

[65CS/32M/2PV/1CF] Dense ripe fruit on the nose, so refined already just to smell; beautifully balanced, rich, dense, harmonious wine, fresh and very finely tannic; graceful, rich in ripe but easygoing gravel suffused black fruit; long, polished, complex, complete and with superb length; like Latour itself very aromatic alongside the fruit. Absolutely lovely Forts de Latour, all gentle power and refinement. 2018-30+