Latour a Pomerol (Pomerol) 2011

  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Latour a Pomerol
  • Varietal: Bordeaux Future
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: C5427
Special Price $99.95 Regular Price $169.95
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C5427
Latour a Pomerol (Pomerol) 2011 is available to buy in increments of 1

Latour à Pomerol, which draws its name from the tower that adorns this charming château, was acquired by Mme Loubat, who also owned Château Petrus, in 1917. Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix has farmed the vineyard since 1962.

The vineyard is characterised by the diversity of its soils, which brings complexity and harmony to the wine: gravel and clay for a marvellous parcel next to the church of Pomerol; loam surrounding the château.

The vineyard receives the same care applied to all the J.P. Moueix properties: leaf-thinning and green-harvesting to allow for optimal grape maturity followed by a manual harvest. The wine ferments in concrete vats before being aged in oak barrels.

Château Latour à Pomerol is known for producing generous, concentrated wines that strike a perfect balance between elegance and power.

- Producer Notes

93 pts Wine Spectator

Offers both guts and charm, with a very solid core of plum cake, fig and cassis laced with hints of ganache and roasted spice notes. There's a nice mouthfilling feel through the finish, with more oomph and drive than most. Tasted non-blind.

92 pts Wine Enthusiast

This wine is laden with tannins yet shows juicy, crisp red-berry flavors. It finishes with great structure.

88-91 pts Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Opaque ruby-purple. Bright, fruit-driven aromas of blackcurrant, blueberry and coffee. Enters the mouth broad and sweet, then dense black fruit flavors turn more austere on the back. Finishes with a lingering cassis quality, solid tannins and a juicy quality. Well done.

90 pts James Suckling

Aromas of blueberries, chocolate and blackberries follow through to a full to medium body with firm tannins and a pleasing finish. Juicy.

Wine Advocate

This well-known estate, long owned by the Jean-Pierre Moueix family, has been making strides over recent vintages to hopefully get back to the legendary quality level of vintages in the late forties, fifties, and early sixties. The 2011 possesses a healthy dark ruby/plum color, a broad, expansive mouthfeel, and plenty of jammy cherry, spice, earth and truffle notes. Rich, medium-bodied, pure and front end-loaded, this seductive effort can be drunk now or cellared for 12-15 years.
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