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2016 Château Latour à Pomerol

Pomerol
(OWC)

PRICE:
$419.00 per Double Magnum (3L)

SIZE:
3L d-mag

AVAILABLE:
3 Double Magnums (3L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"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 convincing fruit concentration, in the dark-plum and berry zone. This is superb. Try from 2023." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2023


"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 wafts of tar, garrigue and forest floor. Medium-bodied, the palate is tightly wound, offering great freshness and a firm frame of grainy tannins, finishing long and earthy." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2019-2039


"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 providing a strong backup chorus. Muscular but defined on the finish, with a little throwback groove working. Best from 2033 through 2037. 2,050 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2033-2037


"The 2016 Latour à Pomerol is a very beautiful wine. It is also quite a bit more reticent than most Pomerols in this vintage. Savory herb, leather, rose petal, blood orange, cedar, tobacco, menthol and dried cherry lift from the glass. En primeur, the 2016 was quite sensual, whereas today is decidedly powerful and structured. It will be interesting to see where things go in the coming years. One thing is for sure. I would not dream of opening a bottle anytime soon." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 94+
Drink from: 2026-2046


"The 2016 Latour-à-Pomerol feels a little smudged on the nose compared to its peers, touches of mocha infusing ripe red fruit that doesn’t quite display the energy of the 2015. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a fine thread of acidity. However, I would not rank this among the best Latour-à-Pomerols in recent years; it needs more vigor and backbone on the finish." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2021-2037


"Dark crimson. Relatively light nose with some floral hints. Sprightly with notable acidity. Polished and racy with very marked tannins. For the moment it's all potential rather than reality." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/12/2017)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2028-2044


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