1998 Latour a Pomerol Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WS 94
  • IWC 92
  • WA 90

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WS 94
Wine Spectator, January 2001
Tar berry and dry stone aromas with wet earth. Full-bodied thick and chewy with velvety tannins. Big and rustic but I like this textbook Latour à Pomerol. Best in decades. Best after 2008. 3000 cases made.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2000
Medium red-ruby. Superripe almost surmuri aromas of cherry raspberry minerals and meat. Big very rich and expansive; lovely firm-edged acids give the wine surprising vinosity and insinuating flavor. Impeccably balanced... Medium red-ruby. Superripe almost surmuri aromas of cherry raspberry minerals and meat. Big very rich and expansive; lovely firm-edged acids give the wine surprising vinosity and insinuating flavor. Impeccably balanced. The tannins are thoroughly buffered on the long finish. As superripe as this is it still finishes with verve and grip.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
Tasted at the Latour-à-Pomerol vertical in London. The 1998 Latour-à-Pomerol was served alongside the 2000 and 2005 and to be honest, it does not quite stack up against those audacious wines. It has a decadent nose, sweet... Tasted at the Latour-à-Pomerol vertical in London. The 1998 Latour-à-Pomerol was served alongside the 2000 and 2005 and to be honest, it does not quite stack up against those audacious wines. It has a decadent nose, sweet and rich with dried fig permeating the black cherries and bilberry scents, a touch more glycerine than those aforementioned younger vintages. There is an almost Napa-like personality to this Pomerol (something that several 1998s have exhibited). The palate is founded on a sweet core of red and black fruit: notes of crème de cassis and blueberry, silky smooth and sensual, but not quite delivering the delineation and precision on the finish, just a touch too lush. That said, it is still a very good Pomerol, but one that does not possess the sophistication of the top vintages. Tasted December 2015. - Neal Martin
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 1998

Label

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.