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Chateau Latour a Pomerol Pomerol 2012

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Chateau Latour a Pomerol Pomerol 2012


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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 2017-2022+.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, Pomerol
Brand Chateau Latour a Pomerol
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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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