Dark crimson. Relatively light nose with some floral hints. Sprightly with notable acidity. Polished and racy with very marked tannins. For the moment it’s all potential rather than reality.
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2044
Robert Parker 90
The 2016 Latour a Pomerol is a blend of 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc this year. I found the nose a little disjointed compared to others, maybe just a touch of leanness here, although it does meld together with aeration and develops attractive mineral/limestone scents that complement the bright red fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with gritty tannin on the entry, plenty of tobacco and cedar notes lending it a Left Bank-like personality, a touch rigid towards the finish. Not a bad Latour-à-Pomerol, but to be honest I have tasted better in recent vintages, including the 2014 and 2015.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2038