Chateau Latour a Pomerol 2011 750ml
Pomerol, Bordaeux, France
WS93 JR16.5 NM90-92 WE90-92
Wine Spectator 93
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.
Jancis Robinson 16.5
Black cherry, lots of savoury liquorice and aniseed character. Dry, still quite abrasive tannins. Medium body. Perhaps just a little stringy for the price.
Neal Martin 90-92
Tasted at JP Moueix. The Latour-a-Pomerol has a more backward nose compared to its peers. Natural blackberry and raspberry fruit, wild hedgerow with subtle dried herb notes emerging with time in the glass. There is a gravel-like note one normally associated with La Grave-a-Pomerol. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins on the entry. It is very well balanced, very refined, but constitutes a more introspective Latour-a-Pomerol compared to recent vintages. I just need a little more depth and structure on the finish to merit a higher score, although it usually fills out nicely during maturation.
Wine Enthusiast 90-92
This wine is laden with tannins yet shows juicy, crisp red-berry flavors. It finishes with great structure.