2011 Pauillac de Latour, Pauillac
This shows a frankness and beauty for a 2011 from the third wine of Latour. Bright and fresh with firm tannins and a currant and berry character.
Made with the young vines of the estate with Merlot dominant. Very deep crimson still. Sweet and round. Super charming. Fragrant and floral. Released 2015 and delivering lots of fun.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Pauillac de Latour 2011 preceded the release of the 2010 Pauillac de Latour. It has a pleasant sous-bois and cedar-scented bouquet with a mote of chalk dust. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet and surprisingly supple core of lightly spiced black fruit with hints of bay leaf and white pepper towards the easy-going finish. You could drink this now, but it will also age over several years. (NM)
Robert Parker called this "a wine to keep a look out for," saying: "An elegant, fresh, lively wine dominated by Merlot blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, it exhibits deep, elegant, rich berry fruit intertwined with tobacco leaf, underbrush and subtle wood as well as earth notes. This pure, richly endowed, supple-textured wine should be consumed over the next decade." (04/2012)