Chateau Latour à Pomerol 2018
Chateau Latour à Pomerol is effusive and racy right out of the glass and best to be cellar up to 12 years
Chateau Latour a’ Pomerol has a long history in the region that dates all the way back to the mid or late 1800’s when the wine was sold under the name of La-Tour-Pomerol. It was acquired by Madame Loubat, who also owned Château Petrus, in 1917. Jean-Pierre Moueix has farmed the vineyard since 1962 and it was the Lacoste family who retained the estate until 2002, after which it was donated to the Fondation de Foyers de Charite de Chateauneuf de Galaure, a charity. However, the high quality of the wines produced by Latour a’ Pomerol went without much notice until they were written about by the famed wine critic, Robert Parker.
The 2018 Latour à Pomerol is effusive and racy right out of the glass. Crushed raspberry, cherry jam, mocha, new leather, spice and cedar fill out the layers. Ripeness is decidedly pushed in the 2018. The tannins are a bit firm, so a few years in the cellar seems prudent. Latour à Pomerol walks on the wild side in 2018. Cellared up to 12 years, or can be decanted for 1-2 hours.
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc.