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Château Latour à Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend Pomerol 2011

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"Aromas of blueberries, chocolate and blackberries follow through to a full to medium body with firm tannins and a pleasing finish. Juicy... 89-90" JS 04/12 "A strong effort with nearly 14% natural alcohol, this 2011 exhibits abundant notes of black cherries and black currants intertwined with hints of mulberries, damp earth, licorice and cedar. Evolved, ripe, medium-bodied and surprisingly rich, intense and savory for the vintage, it should drink nicely for 10-15 years. It is a sleeper of the vintage...88-90" WA 04/12

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Château Latour:
  Château Latour is a First Growth wine estate in Pauillac in the Bordeaux region of France. The castle was built in the early 14th century as a home shared by various feudal lords. It played a role in the Hundred Years War, serving as a garrison for the Anglo-Gascon army. But it wasn’t till the 16th century that wine production began there in earnest. In the late 17th and ... Read more
  Château Latour is a First Growth wine estate in Pauillac in the Bordeaux region of France. The castle was built in the early 14th century as a home shared by various feudal lords. It played a role in the Hundred Years War, serving as a garrison for the Anglo-Gascon army. But it wasn’t till the 16th century that wine production began there in earnest. In the late 17th and early 18th century, Latour was owned by Alexandre de Ségur, whom Louis XV referred to as “Prince of the Vines.” Before his death in 1716, de Ségur purchased Lafite, and his son Nicolas-Alexandre, then President of Bordeaux, acquired Mouton and Calon in 1718. By the 18th century, peace between England and France meant increased trade with Bordeaux. This elevated the status of the finest French estates, which increased in value significantly as they saw more attention from the nobility. Though Bordeaux saw a lot of damage to estates in the French Revolution and breakups of their ownerships, Latour remained unharmed and remained in the Ségur family. It was officially named a First Growth, the highest possible honor for a French wine, in 1855.    By the mid 20th century, various inheritances meant many shares in Latour, which for 30 years became owned almost entirely by the British financial group Pearson and Harveys of Bristol. But in 1993, the majority of the estate was sold to François Pinault in Artemis, once again in French hands.    The prestigious wines are produced with respect to tradition with modern techniques assuring the highest possible quality. Latour is best known for its Grand Vin, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, with an average annual production of 18,000 cases. They have a second wine, Les Forts de Latour and also a “third wine,” simply called Latour Pauillac. Bottles of Latour Grand Vin, particularly older vintages, have been known to sell for astronomical prices at auctions. Read less

External Reviews for Château Latour à Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend Pomerol

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1949 Latour, Chateau 375ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/02/2009

What a glorious wine. Aromas of berries, cinnamon and Indian spices follow through to a full-bodied palate with lovely soft tannins and a long, fruity finish.--Latour vertical. Drink now. –JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1949 Latour, Chateau 375ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Black licorice cedar cigar box and fresh herbs. Full-bodied and very structured with firm silky tannins and a long finish. Needs time.-- 95/ 96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2009. JS Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Offers both guts and charm with a very solid core of plum cake fig and cassis laced with hints of ganache and roasted spice notes. There s a nice mouthfilling feel through the finish with more oomph and drive than most. Tasted non-blind.-J.M. Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

This wine has a juicy character and firm tannins. Its fruit is packed around the dense core, showing weight and intensity. - R.V. Wine Enthusiast. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Latour, Chateau 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/31/2012

A Latour with a steely backbone and a savory character. Blueberries and currants with hints of violets. Full body, with a long and racy finish. The texture is very tight and racy. Classy for the vintage. James Suckling. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Latour, Chateau 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

This wine has a juicy character and firm tannins. Its fruit is packed around the dense core showing weight and intensity. - R.V. Wine Enthusiast.



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"Aromas of blueberries, chocolate and blackberries follow through to a full to medium body with firm tannins and a pleasing finish. Juicy... 89-90" JS 04/12 "A strong effort with nearly 14% natural alcohol, this 2011 exhibits abundant notes of black cherries and black currants intertwined with hints of mulberries, damp earth, licorice and cedar. Evolved, ripe, medium-bodied and surprisingly rich, intense and savory for the vintage, it should drink nicely for 10-15 years. It is a sleeper of the vintage...88-90" WA 04/12

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