2000 Latour à Pomerol, Pomerol
A wine with a reserved, yet complex nose of blackberries, raspberries and flowers. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a soft, sweet fruit finish. A beautiful wine to taste. Hard not to drink this. Best I have had in years. The real thing. Better than the 1998.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
An outstanding, medium to full-bodied effort, the 2000 Latour a Pomerol exhibits a plum/purple color, admirable texture, medium to full body, and notes of caramels, truffles, sweet earth, and cola interwoven with black cherry liqueur and plums. Pure, deep, and classic, with moderately high tannin in the finish, patience is essential. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2020. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good red-ruby. Very ripe nose of bitter cherry, raspberry, mocha and tobacco leaf. Concentrated and sweet, with excellent texture and volume and a gamey hint of leesy reduction. In an awkward stage today, showing a light leafy quality. Best on the very sweet, lingering finish, where the substantial tannins are nicely supported by the wine's flesh. 90+ (ST)
In 2000, this was still the property of Lily Lacoste, who also owned Pétrus. Latour à Pomerol was sold in 2001 to a Catholic charity. The management, then and now, is with the Moueix family who make the most of the fabulous vineyard. The 2000 is a hugely opulent, velvet textured wine, but it retains hints of the elegance that is the hallmark of this property.
94 points Neil Martin: "Sourced directly from Moueix cellars. Again, this has a very deep garnet core, very opaque for a Pomerol. The 2000 has a very rich, almost hedonistic more similar to the 2005 than the 2001 with blackberry, cassis, black plum and a little alcohol. The palate is full-bodied with a lovely velvety texture, a lot of fruit concentration, better weight than the 2005 and more definition, more matiere and more glycerine. Although it is more linear at the moment than the 2001, this has enough depth and length to suggest long-term cellaring is due. Superb. Drink 2015-2030. Tasted December 2008." (Wine Journal, eRobertParker.com)