2012 Latour a Pomerol Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • Best
    seller
  • WS 93
  • WA 93
  • AG 93
  • JS 92
  • NM 92
  • IWC 92
  • WE 90

Reviews for 2012 Latour a Pomerol Bordeaux Blend

WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2015
Bay, tobacco and mesquite notes lead the way, with a lush core of fig, boysenberry and plum fruit filling in quickly behind. Serious tobacco, charcoal and loam notes give the finish a hefty feel, but there’s purity and... Bay, tobacco and mesquite notes lead the way, with a lush core of fig, boysenberry and plum fruit filling in quickly behind. Serious tobacco, charcoal and loam notes give the finish a hefty feel, but there’s purity and polish here, too. Cellar for maximum effect. Best from 2017 through 2027.—J.M.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2015
93+ A very strong effort from this estate in the Jean-Pierre Moueix stable, this 2012 (14.5% natural alcohol) has a dense ruby/purple color, a big, sweet kiss of mocha, blackcurrants, and black cherries, and notes of... 93+ A very strong effort from this estate in the Jean-Pierre Moueix stable, this 2012 (14.5% natural alcohol) has a dense ruby/purple color, a big, sweet kiss of mocha, blackcurrants, and black cherries, and notes of truffle and earth. Full-bodied, ripe and one of the great successes from this estate over recent decades, the 2012 is a must-purchase for Pomerol enthusiasts. Silky tannins, superb concentration and a long, long finish suggest a good 20+ years of evolution at minimum. Bravo! - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
AG 93
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, January 2016
The 2012 Latour a Pomerol is intensely aromatic and beautifully layered in the glass. Sweet herbs, tobacco, raspberry jam, mint and roasted coffee beans are all laced together. Sensual and inviting, the 2012 is all about... The 2012 Latour a Pomerol is intensely aromatic and beautifully layered in the glass. Sweet herbs, tobacco, raspberry jam, mint and roasted coffee beans are all laced together. Sensual and inviting, the 2012 is all about subtlety and nuance. Super-ripe black cherries, iron, smoke and tobacco add further complexity. The 2012 deftly balances unctuous richness with terrific aromatic presence and delineation. The Cabernet Franc is particularly expressive today.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2015
A dense and layered red with dried strawberries, cocoa powder, chocolate and shelled walnuts. Full body, round and chewy tannins. Dense and deep. Needs three or four years to soften and come together. Excellent texture... A dense and layered red with dried strawberries, cocoa powder, chocolate and shelled walnuts. Full body, round and chewy tannins. Dense and deep. Needs three or four years to soften and come together. Excellent texture. Better after 2018.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2013
(NM90-92 points) The Latour-a-Pomerol represents a significant level up from the La Grave-a-Pomerol on the nose, displays more delineation and complexity. There are subtle black fruits, wild hedgerow and hawthorn: broody... (NM90-92 points) The Latour-a-Pomerol represents a significant level up from the La Grave-a-Pomerol on the nose, displays more delineation and complexity. There are subtle black fruits, wild hedgerow and hawthorn: broody and introverted at the moment but sure to unfold after bottling. The palate is medium-bodied with chalky tannins on the entry. The fruit is tightly wound with dark chocolate tinged blackberry and boysenberry fruit. There is a little oak to be absorbed on the finish and there is a fine saline aftertaste. It does not quite possess the raw materials that engender a top flight Latour-a-Pomerol, nonetheless it will need several years in bottle and may surprise a few people – including myself. Tasted April 2013.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2013
(IWC89-92 points) Bright red-ruby. Pure blackberry, red cherry, mineral and rose petal aromas on the captivating nose. Then light and lively on the palate, with very refined flavors of red berries, ink and marzipan... (IWC89-92 points) Bright red-ruby. Pure blackberry, red cherry, mineral and rose petal aromas on the captivating nose. Then light and lively on the palate, with very refined flavors of red berries, ink and marzipan; bright acidity provides wonderful clarity and cut and really extends the flavors at the back. The smooth yet assertive tannins build slowly on the long finish. A terrific young Latour a Pomerol, but this will need time to develop further charm and softness. - Ian D'Agata
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2015
While the fruit is delicious, full of blackberry flavors, a powerful tannic core shows a firmer side to this wine. As the wine opens up, it becomes dense, concentrated, with ripe Merlot fruitiness. At the end, all is... While the fruit is delicious, full of blackberry flavors, a powerful tannic core shows a firmer side to this wine. As the wine opens up, it becomes dense, concentrated, with ripe Merlot fruitiness. At the end, all is freshness and light. Drink from 2020.