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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Chateau Latour A Pomerol  1999
Chateau Latour A Pomerol 1999
(search item no. 54462)

PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $87.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

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About Chateau Latour A Pomerol:

This charming château, embellished by a small tower, is located close to the church in the village of Pomerol. Acquired in 1917 by Mrs. Loubat, the then famous proprietor of PETRUS, the vineyard was owned by her niece, Mrs. Lacoste, for 40 years before she donated it to the Fondation de Foyers de Charité de Châteauneuf de Galaure in 2002.

The vineyard, with an average age of 35 years, is characterised by its soil diversity: rather loamy soil around the château itself and more gravelly and clayey on the best blocks near the church.

Farming the property since 1962, Ets. Jean-Pierre MOUEIX brings the usual care and expertise to the vineyard - entirely replanted after the 1956 frost - and to the cellar. After a gentle fermentation in concrete tanks, the young wine is aged in 33% new oak barrels.