2016 Latour a Pomerol Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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JS 96 DC 95 JL 94 WA 94 WS 94 JD 93 WE 93
JS 96

jamessuckling.com, February 2019

This is so attractive. It has a very rich and ripe array of dark berries and dark chocolate with a long, succulent and smooth palate that delivers so much flavor and freshness. The palate has intensity and depth with very...
DC 95

Decanter, October 2018

The fruit here is more cassis and bilberry than cherry and raspberry. The sheer concentration is beautifully balanced by a seam of freshness that spirals right through you, teasing you with its precision. The tannins are...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2019

Voluptuous black cherries, wet earth, spice, flowers and kirsch are all over the place, Soft, silky and refined, there is lift, energy and polish to the silky fruits. Give this 5-7 years and enjoy it over the following 15...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018

Blended of 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, the medium garnet-purple colored 2016 Latour à Pomerol is a little reticent to begin, unfolding slowly to give glimpses of warm redcurrants, fresh plums and kirsch scents plus...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, March 2019

This is driven by its fruit for sure, offering dark fig, black currant and black cherry paste notes all having their say, but there's a really strong tug of earth detail throughout, with warm gravel and tobacco hints...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, February 2019

The 2016 Château Latour a Pomerol (96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc) is a beautiful, classic, downright sexy Pomerol. Plenty of black cherries, currants, chocolate, and earthy tobacco notes all emerge from this...
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, May 2019

This rich wine, 96% Merlot, has dense tannins and equally dense black fruits that give it voluptuous power and richness. At the same time a great line of acidity freshens the palate. Wait to drink this concentrated wine...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2016
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

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.

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

The 2016 Latour a Pomerol is a Bordeaux Blend hailing from the renowned Pomerol region in Bordeaux, France. With a medium garnet-purple color, this red wine is a blend of 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, showcasing the classic varietals of the region.

Upon opening, the wine reveals a slightly reticent nature, but as it unfolds, it offers glimpses of warm redcurrants, fresh plums, and enticing kirsch scents. Wafts of tar, garrigue, and forest floor add complexity to the aromatic profile. The palate is medium-bodied and tightly wound, displaying great freshness and a firm frame of grainy tannins. The finish is long and earthy, leaving a lasting impression.

Renowned critics have praised this vintage, with Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarding it a score of 94 points. Lisa Perrotti-Brown describes the wine as having a tightly wound palate with great freshness and a firm frame of grainy tannins. Wine Spectator also awarded it a score of 94, noting its fruit-driven character with dark fig, black currant, and black cherry paste notes, backed by hints of warm gravel and tobacco.

James Suckling was particularly enamored with this wine, awarding it an impressive score of 96 points. Suckling describes it as attractive, with a rich and ripe array of dark berries and dark chocolate. The palate is succulent and smooth, displaying intense fruit concentration in the dark-plum and berry spectrum. He suggests waiting until 2023 to fully appreciate its potential.

Decanter awarded the wine 95 points, praising its concentration of cassis and bilberry fruit, balanced by a precise seam of freshness. The tannins are expertly managed, providing structure without overpowering the fruit. Wine Enthusiast also awarded it 93 points, highlighting its dense tannins, dense black fruits, and great line of acidity.

Overall, the 2016 Latour a Pomerol is a superb wine that showcases the best of Pomerol. With its rich fruit, balanced structure, and promising aging potential, it is a wine that will continue to impress for years to come.