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  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

The Story

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. Between elegance, power and smoothness, the wines of Château LATOUR show a perfect balance.


Production : approximately 30,000 bottle
Planted acreage : 20 acres
Grape varieties : 90% Merlot - 10% Cabernet Franc
Type of soil : 2/3 gravel with clay - 1/3 clay loam

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Deep crimson. Intense elderberry inky blackberry aromas with savoury notes. Inky dark berry fruits, fine silky tannins, praline chocolates mid palate, underlying new grilled nut vanilla oak notes. Firm finish. Still elemental but lovely glossy freshness. Tasted at JP Moueix. 95 points

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Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Ripe nose with aroma reminiscent of blackberries and prunes, cedar wood in the background. On the palate well structured with fine fruit, ripe tannins and excellent length. 94

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Pomerol, Bordeaux

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Latour-à-Pomerol 2016  ( Château Latour-à-Pomerol )

Deep crimson. Intense elderberry inky blackberry aromas with savoury notes. Inky dark berry fruits, fine silky tannins, praline chocolates mid palate, underlying new grilled nut vanilla oak notes. Firm finish. Still elemental but lovely glossy freshness. Tasted at JP Moueix. 95 points

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Latour-à-Pomerol 2016  ( Château Latour-à-Pomerol )

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Ripe nose with aroma reminiscent of blackberries and prunes, cedar wood in the background. On the palate well structured with fine fruit, ripe tannins and excellent length. 94

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