Ch. Latour A Pomerol (0.75 L)
Tasted at the offices of Ets J-P Moueix, the Latour-a-Pomerol ’10 has a “strict” bouquet with tightly would black fruit that demand coaxing from the glass. With several minutes aeration there are mineral tones coming through, suggestions of black truffle that will surely develop with bottle age. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins. It has good backbone, a little more precision than vintages say in the 1990s tended to exhibit. This is a very terroir-driven Latour-a-Pomerol that is not as generous as the 2009 but has superb tension on the finish. Tasted November 2012.
WA / RP: 92