2011 Latour a Pomerol Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • NM 92
  • WE 92
  • WS 91
  • JS 90
  • IWC 90

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NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2012
(NM90-92 points) 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... (NM90-92 points) 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.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
(WE90-92 points) This wine is laden with tannins yet shows juicy, crisp red-berry flavors. It finishes with great structure.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2014
Shows good density, with raspberry, bitter plum coulis and red currant paste notes that lend a slightly compact feel for now. The lively spice and rooibos tea hints that line the finish should emerge more with cellaring... Shows good density, with raspberry, bitter plum coulis and red currant paste notes that lend a slightly compact feel for now. The lively spice and rooibos tea hints that line the finish should emerge more with cellaring. Best from 2015 through 2025. 1,960 cases made. –JM
JS 90
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2012
Aromas of blueberries chocolate and blackberries follow through to a full to medium body with firm tannins and a pleasing finish. Juicy.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2014
Good deep ruby-red. Deep aromas of blackcurrant, mocha and molasses, with hints of sweet spices and loam. At once sweet and firm, with sound acidity lifting the wine's rich flavors of black cherry, leather and truffle... Good deep ruby-red. Deep aromas of blackcurrant, mocha and molasses, with hints of sweet spices and loam. At once sweet and firm, with sound acidity lifting the wine's rich flavors of black cherry, leather and truffle. Thick but not fat, finishing with a firm tannic spine and excellent persistence. - Ian D'Agata
JJB 93
Neil Mechanic - JJ Buckley, April 2012
Planted to 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc in sandy clay gravel and sand across 8 hectares of non-contiguous plots. The best of these is the 5-hectare plot which surrounds the church in Pomerol. Average vine age is 35... Planted to 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc in sandy clay gravel and sand across 8 hectares of non-contiguous plots. The best of these is the 5-hectare plot which surrounds the church in Pomerol. Average vine age is 35 years. Medium purple-garnet hue. The muted nose reveals some clay and red fruit aromas. The entry and midpalate are juicy with a harmonious blend of red fruit tapenade and black licorice flavors. Good structure. The succulent core is energized by wonderful minerality and acidity making for a balanced finish. This is tempting to enjoy on release but will fare well after 10-15 years in bottle. Serious effort. Part of the Moueix stable of wines.
JJB 91
Jeff Loo - JJ Buckley, December 2015
A very dark 2011 Pomerol, purple almost black at the core with very little variation on the rim. The nose opens with a deep concentration of red and black fruit wrapped in fresh flowers and exotic earth tones... A very dark 2011 Pomerol, purple almost black at the core with very little variation on the rim. The nose opens with a deep concentration of red and black fruit wrapped in fresh flowers and exotic earth tones, complemented by notes of smoked meat and grilled herbs. The palate is medium to full bodied and right from the start it captures your senses. Flavors abound with cherry, plum jam and fig mixed with chocolate and savory spices that emerge more and more as it opens. The mid palate has a good level of acidity to keep the wines presence locked in through to the finish. This is a very good effort within the context of the vintage. Drink this now and over the next 15 years.

Wine

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2011

This estate is one of the premium domaines in Jean-Pierre Mouiex's portfolio of Right Bank wineries. The property consists of 20 acres of vineyards that are planted to 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc with an average age of 35 years. This vintage created a wine with a focused and elegant profile that is a classic representation of this estate. This is drinkable right now and perfect drinking over the next ten years.

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.