Chateau Latour A Pomerol 2005
Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Made in the elegant style typical of the Moueix offerings, this dark plum/ruby-tinged effort displays an attractive bouquet of kirsch, sandalwood, mocha, and caramelized fruit. It is medium to full-bodied with upfront, soft, plush fruit, and ripe tannin.
"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. Best after 2014. 3,000 cases made. "
"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."
International Wine Cellar
"Made in the elegant style typical of the Moueix offerings, this dark plum/ruby-tinged effort displays an attractive bouquet of kirsch, sandalwood, mocha, and caramelized fruit. It is medium to full-bodied with upfront, soft, plush fruit, and ripe tannin. Give it 2-4 years of bottle age, and consume it over the following 15 or more. As I said last year, it reminds me of a more modern version of their 1970, albeit somewhat less concentrated."
The Wine Advocate
"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. "
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This charming chateau, 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 Charite de Chateauneuf de Galaure in 2002.
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