Château Latour à Pomerol - 2016
Château Latour à Pomerol is situated near the church of Pomerol on a plateau 130 feet above sea level, where the best grapes of the region are cultivated. It is a winegrowing estate consisting of two main plots: one with light, loam-based soils, which is adjacent to the well-known Chateau La Grave à Pomerol estate, and the other with deep beds of gravel and clay. This is the perfect environment for the vines, which have an average age of 35 years or more, to produce grapes with a diverse spectrum of flavours, thus imparting a complex and appealing structure to the resulting wine.
"A “stealth” Pomerol, possessed of a quiet greatness of which only insiders are aware. You hardly ever see it on the secondary market, I suspect because, rather happily, it is more drunk than traded. This is a beautiful wine in 2016 with a fat, opaque ruby colour and a supremely confident perfume of fresh, dark fruits, very pure, very pointed, almost summer pudding like. The palate is effortlessly balanced, with a supple, dark concentration, an almost casual profundity and a sweet finish of almost sublime length. Beautiful wine"