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2019 - Chateau Latour a Pomerol
- 92-94 WA; 92-94 AG; 88-90NM
The 2019 Latour à Pomerol was picked between 18 and 24 September and matured in 40% new oak. It has an "airy" bouquet with black cherries, touches of blueberry and violets, gaining intensity over 10-15 minutes. The oak is nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, quite dense in the mouth, solid and square. It misses some flair and charm on the finish, a shortcoming put in sharp relief when juxtaposed against J-P Moueix's more successful crus in 2019. Very saline, increasingly so in the glass.
The 2019 Latour à Pomerol is elegant, resonant and super-expressive. Succulent dark cherry and red plum fruit give the 2019 tons of appeal. Tar, graphite, rose petal, menthol and dark spice overtones add layers of gravitas over time, with muscular tannins that build into a crescendo of aromas, flavors and textures. There is a lot of wine here.
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Latour à Pomerol comes bounding out of the glass with vivacious notes of stewed plums, Black Forest cake and blueberry preserves plus suggestions of licorice, candied violets, incense and dusty soil. The medium-bodied palate delivers mouth-coating, juicy black and blue fruits with a soft texture of rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and earthy.