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2012 Château Latour à Pomerol

Pomerol

PRICE:
$75.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
111 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"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 Parker's Wine Advocate #218
(WA, 04/29/2015)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2015-2035


"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. 1,333 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2015)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2017-2027


"The 2012 Latour à 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." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/01/2016)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2018-2032


"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." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/11/2015)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2018


"Deep bright cherry red. Slightly medicinal cherry aroma, a little bit stalky but scented too. Relatively slight overall but elegant and fresh, with fine, lightish tannins. Sustained finish with the herbaceousness bringing freshness. Scores on elegance rather than power. Juicy aftertaste." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/08/2013)

Rating: 16.5
Drink from: 2016-2023


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