Chateau Latour à Pomerol 2008
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.
One of the strongest efforts from this estate in many years, this dense ruby/purple-hued 2008 displays a full-bodied, masculine, structured style not dissimilar to that of Trotanoy (one of the vintage’s stars). Pure black currant and black cherry fruit are accompanied by underlying notions of minerals, roasted herbs, caramel, and plums. This layered, concentrated, full-bodied wine requires 5-6 years of bottle age, and should last for two decades. 90-92 points, Robert Parker.
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc.