Chateau Latour a Pomerol 2010 750ml
Pomerol, Bordaeux, France
JS96 JR17 WA93
James Suckling 96
Gorgeous nose with strawberries, toasted hazelnuts and milk chocolate. Black currant, sweet licorice and lots of flowers. Great fruit and full body on the palate with a structure that just keeps adding layers of fruit and minerals. Very silky tannins and wonderful intense finish. It's about great harmony in this wine. Best Latour a Pomerol in years. Drink from 2017.
Jancis Robinson 17
Mid crimson. Rather unusually open red fruit aromas. Then great freshness and polish. Tannins quite hard to discern until the very end of this super-fruity number. Easy to love, even if without massive intensity. Slightly angular on the end. Lighter than some but with great appeal.
Wine Advocate 93
Tasted at the offices of Ets J-P Moueix, the Latour-a-Pomerol '10 has a "strict" bouquet with tightly would black fruit that demand coaxing from the glass. With several minutes aeration there are mineral tones coming through, suggestions of black truffle that will surely develop with bottle age. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins. It has good backbone, a little more precision than vintages say in the 1990s tended to exhibit. This is a very terroir-driven Latour-a-Pomerol that is not as generous as the 2009 but has superb tension on the finish.