Latour a Pomerol 2016

Latour a Pomerol 2016
Wine Specs
appellation
Bordeaux
bottle size
750 ml
vintage
2016
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$129.99
/ unit
6016067

Bordeaux Futures Pre-Sale - Pomerol - 92 Pts WA

Item Ships: Sep 30, 2019
The 2016 Latour a Pomerol is a blend of 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc this year. I found the nose a little disjointed compared to others, maybe just a touch of leanness here, although it does meld together with aeration and develops attractive mineral/limestone scents that complement the bright red fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with gritty tannin on the entry, plenty of tobacco and cedar notes lending it a Left Bank-like personality, a touch rigid towards the finish. Not a bad Latour-à-Pomerol, but to be honest I have tasted better in recent vintages, including the 2014 and 2015.
Drink Date 2021 - 2038 92 Points Wine Advocate


WINE PROFILE

Tasting Notes

The 2016 Latour a Pomerol is a blend of 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc this year. I found the nose a little disjointed compared to others, maybe just a touch of leanness here, although it does meld together with aeration and develops attractive mineral/limestone scents that complement the bright red fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with gritty tannin on the entry, plenty of tobacco and cedar notes lending it a Left Bank-like personality, a touch rigid towards the finish. Not a bad Latour-à-Pomerol, but to be honest I have tasted better in recent vintages, including the 2014 and 2015. Drink Date 2021 - 2038 92 Points Wine Advocate Ratings Plush and pumped up, stretching out with those elongated tannins and fresh acidities. Totally gorgeous cassis, blackberry, coffee, peppery spice, slate and tar. It's muscular and ripped, but with a wonderfully rich, textured quality to the tannins. Very much a physical experience, you are pushing through these flavours one at a time. 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Drinking Window 2027 - 2045 94 Points Decanter

Awards

A juicy and refined wine with deep fruit, firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish. Medium-bodied and edgy and bright. Doesn’t possess the power of the 2015 but outstanding. 94 Points James Suckling


Winemaker Notes

This 8 hectare property has been managed by the JP Moueix family for 50 years and makes typically smooth and polished Pomerol from 96% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc.