2009 Pauillac de Latour, Pauillac
Juicy and rich, with a velvety tannins. Full and round, with lots of juicy fruit and meat, blackberries and currants. Classified growth quality. Broad shoulder. Third wine of Latour. Better in 2016.
This has a smoky lead-in, with crushed plum, lively briar and toasty spice notes pushing through the juicy, medium-weight finish. There's deceptive length, with a lovely silky edge. Drink now through 2017. 4,580 cases made. (Web-2012)
Mild and fresh on the nose. Not desperately expressive on the nose but with amazing roundness of fruit on the palate. Dry finish and truly Latour-like – nothing at all like a third wine! ... Very very lush – almost showing off! Just a little bit of hardness on the finish. Lots of press wine presumably – press wine from Forts de Latour. But masses of richness on the front. It will presumably always be a bit tough on the finish but it does deliver some of the Latour experience. (17/20 points)
One of the truly GREAT values in Bordeaux-a baby Latour for one fifteenth the price.