Chateau Latour Les Forts de La Tour Estate Pauillac 2009
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Variety/style: Bordeaux Blend
Country: France
Region: Pauillac
Vintage: 2009
Size: 750 ML
Product Code: 000036968
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"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. 10,830 cases made."

--93 points Wine Spectator, Mar 2012

"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."

--95 points Wine Advocate, Feb 2012