Chateau Latour a Pomerol Pomerol 2012 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Chateau Latour a Pomerol Pomerol 2012

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Chateau Latour a Pomerol Pomerol 2012
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SKU 03312

750ml Bottle

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The Latour à Pomerol estate is planted to 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc with an average vine age of 40 years. In its heyday of the 1940s, 50s and 60s, the wine's majestic style was often compared to Château Pétrus. Today, it typically compares to Châteaux Trotanoy or Lafleur Pétrus, but at a much lower price. Farmed and managed by the quality-driven Jean-Pierre Moueix firm of Château Pétrus fame, 2012 Latour à Pomerol is a great vintage to cellar and drink from 2020-2032+.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Bordeaux, Pomerol
Brand Chateau Latour a Pomerol
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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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.

February 15, 2018
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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.

Antonio Galloni, January 2016
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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+

Robert Parker, April 2015
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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.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2015