2008 Latour à Pomerol, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

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91 points Robert Parker: "Probably a sleeper of the vintage, the medium to full-bodied, pure 2008 reveals notes of almond paste intermixed with black currants, sweet cherries, caramel and mocha as well as an attractive texture and density. Consume it over the next decade." (05/11) 88-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full ruby. Sexy aromas of spicy blackcurrant, espresso, licorice and toasty oak. Juicy and penetrating, with lovely floral lift and a solid spine to the dark fruit, mineral and coffee flavors. At once more intense and better balanced than the young 2007, this conveys a deceptive impression of lightness. Finishes with a menthol freshness and firm but harmonious tannins."-(May/June 2009). 89 points Wine Spectator: "Rock-solid, delivering delicious plum sauce, raspberry and linzer torte notes rounded off by spice and graphite. The fleshy, enticing finish has good length. Drink now through 2015." (03/11) 89-91 points Wine Enthusiast: "The fruit here is restrained, almost austere, while the tannins are dark and dry. Only finally does some juiciness appear. A wine that will need aging." (04/09) ETA: All 2008 Futures are scheduled to arrive between Jan 2011 and Dec 2011.

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