2009 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac (2018 Ex-Château Release)

Critic score
95/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    65% Cabernet Sauvignon
    32% Merlot
    2% Petit Verdot
    1% Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Ready 2017 - 2030
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2009 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac (2018 Ex-Château Release)

TASTING NOTES

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.

Robert M. Parker, Jr., robertparker.com
95/100