Peter Maude Fine Wines
2020, Château Latour à Pomerol, AOC POMEROL
$108.10 inc. GST
Bordeaux Blend: Merlot, Cabernet Franc.
Latour à Pomerol, which draws its name from the tower that adorns this charming château, was acquired by Mme Loubat, who also owned Château Petrus, in 1917. Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix has farmed the vineyard since 1962. Château Latour à Pomerol is known for producing generous, concentrated wines that strike a perfect balance between elegance and power. Lots of floral notes with tobacco, green olives and hints of brown sugar. Black cherries, too. It’s full and juicy. Really solid this year. It has a historical sensibility to it. 100% merlot. 94-95 James Suckling.
Deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2020 Latour à Pomerol rolls out of the glass with intense notes of fresh blackberries, Morello cherries and boysenberries, followed by suggestions of iron ore, wild sage, unsmoked cigars and pencil shavings. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers a great concentration of taut, muscular red and black fruits with a firm, grainy frame and just enough freshness, finishing on a lingering ferrous note. 92-94 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate.