Actually the 2nd wine of Château Latour is not as expensive as you think! This is a good example. 2009 was a great vintage. Plus you can have a glimpse of Latour at a fraction of its price.
Merlot was harvested between 23rd Sept to 30th. Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested between 5th Oct to 10th. In Château Latour's words:
'Exceptional year! Great concentration, extraordinary aromatic intensity, freshness and precision. Rich, ripe and mineral, with a very long lingering finish. An exceptional year which will improve for many years to come.'
We purchased this since release so you can be assured of great provenance.