2005 Latour à Pomerol, Pomerol

SKU #1065334 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This is a beautiful wine from Latour à Pomerol, an estate which seems to be going from strength to strength under the renewed vigor and leadership of Christian Moueix and his winemaking team. Their 2005 offers gorgeous black cherry and truffle-infused fruit with hints of caramel, mocha and spice. The wine is medium to full-bodied and rich, with velvety tannin, a multi-layered texture, and a long, long finish. It is approaching full maturity, where it should stay for 10-15 years. (RP)  (6/2015)

93 points Wine Spectator

 Clean and fresh, with blackberry, sweet tobacco and spices on the nose. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins, a pretty texture and black licorice, spice and filtered coffee character. Racy.  (3/2008)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Good dark red. Subdued but complex nose offers raspberry, currant and smoked meat. Rich, plump and sweet but with a firm acid backbone and solid underlying minerality giving shape to this rather large-scaled and mouthfilling wine. Finishes broad and long, with suave tannins. This should gain in focus with eight to ten years in bottle. (ST)  (6/2008)

90 points Wine Enthusiast

 A dry, condensed wine, with oak tannins that show through. There is an element of old wood here that gives some austerity. At the same time, the fruit is certainly ripe and juicy, promising long-term aging potential when the wood and fruit come together.  (6/2008)

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

Specific Appellation:

Pomerol