Chateau Latour a Pomerol Pomerol 2012
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pomerol|
|Brand||Chateau Latour a Pomerol|
Jeb DunnuckMade from 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2012 Latour A Pomerol is a gem in the vintage and is well worth seeking out. Blackcurrants, damp earth, leafy tobacco, and plenty of cedary herbs all emerge from this full-bodied, powerful, yet elegant Pomerol. Rounded, sexy, and voluptuous, with beautiful purity, it's already impossible to resist, yet I suspect it will cruise for two decades.
VinousThe 2012 Latour a Pomerol is intensely aromatic and beautifully layered in the glass. Sweet herbs, tobacco, raspberry jam, mint and roasted coffee beans are all laced together. Sensual and inviting, the 2012 is all about subtlety and nuance. Super-ripe black cherries, iron, smoke and tobacco add further complexity. The 2012 deftly balances unctuous richness with terrific aromatic presence and delineation. The Cabernet Franc is particularly expressive today.
Wine AdvocateA very strong effort from this estate in the Jean-Pierre Moueix stable, this 2012 (14.5% natural alcohol) has a dense ruby/purple color, a big, sweet kiss of mocha, blackcurrants, and black cherries, and notes of truffle and earth. Full-bodied, ripe and one of the great successes from this estate over recent decades, the 2012 is a must-purchase for Pomerol enthusiasts. Silky tannins, superb concentration and a long, long finish suggest a good 20+ years of evolution at minimum. Bravo! 93+
Wine SpectatorBay, tobacco and mesquite notes lead the way, with a lush core of fig, boysenberry and plum fruit filling in quickly behind. Serious tobacco, charcoal and loam notes give the finish a hefty feel, but there's purity and polish here, too. Cellar for maximum effect. Best from 2017 through 2027. 1,333 cases made.