1961 Latour a Pomerol Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 100
  • WS 94

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 1998
Although the 1947 Cheval Blanc is widely considered to be the "wine of the century" among collectors the 1961 Latour a Pomerol also merits a share of the title. Giving points to a wine such as this makes one think of... Although the 1947 Cheval Blanc is widely considered to be the "wine of the century" among collectors the 1961 Latour a Pomerol also merits a share of the title. Giving points to a wine such as this makes one think of Shakespeare's reflection that "comparisons are odious." To put it mildly this wine is "off the charts." If I had only one Bordeaux to drink the 1961 Latour a Pomerol would have to be at the top of my list. Given its phenomenal richness and amazing precision and balance it can bring tears to one's eyes. Still a saturated dark purple color with no signs of amber orange or rust the nose offers extraordinarily rich intense aromas of jammy plums black currants licorice and truffles. Port-like with remarkable viscosity and thickness as well as a finish that lasts for more than a minute this wine is in a class by itself. Even greater than the 1961 Petrus and 1961 Latour (two perfect wines) it is phenomenal. Given its youthfulness (it is the least evolved wine of the vintage) it has the potential to last for another 20-30 years. Last tasted 12/96
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 1996
Tasted from magnum. The best Pomerol in the tasting a distinctive and powerful wine that managed to still be smooth and elegant. It tastes like something rich beefy even chocolaty with integrated tannins and mature fruit... Tasted from magnum. The best Pomerol in the tasting a distinctive and powerful wine that managed to still be smooth and elegant. It tastes like something rich beefy even chocolaty with integrated tannins and mature fruit flavors that fill the mouth and linger for minutes on the finish. Fabulous to drink now but should hold through at least 2005.--1961 Bordeaux horizontal.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 1961

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Between elegance, power and smoothness, the wines of Chateau Latour a Pomerol show a perfect balance.

Winery

Latour a Pomerol

Chateau Latour a Pomerol is one of the leading Bordeaux wine producers from the Pomerol appellation. Since 1962, Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix has farmed the property, bringing their usual care and expertise to both vineyard and cellar.

The vineyard, with an average age of 35 years, is characterized by its soil diversity. There is loamy soil around the chateau itself with more gravel and clay in the best blocks near the church within the village of Pomerol. The estate has 8 hectares planted, predominantly Merlot with a small amount of Cabernet Franc.

Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix, who own many other properties in both Pomerol and Saint-Emilion, including Magdelaine, Belair-Monange, La Fleur-Petrus, Lafleur-Gazin, Lagrange, Trotanoy, and Hosanna.