Frédéric Engerer is intense. Seriously intense. He dominates the conversation. Assuming you can get a question in, his answers are long but direct, loaded with information. If he has a filter, you wouldn’t know it; he seems to hide nothing. And he seems to care about one thing and one thing only—Château Latour. He has a reputation for being severe, though those within Bordeaux will tell you that once you know him, you’ll appreciate where he’s coming from. And the effort shows after tasting the 2009 Latour with him.
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