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1982 Latour A Pomerol

Pomerol Bordeaux

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Tasted at the Latour-à-Pomerol vertical in London. The 1982 Latour-à-Pomerol has been a great wine for many years and this might well be the best that I have ever encountered. It has an exceptional bouquet that here is surprisingly youthful. It comes armed with black fruit, bay leaf, cedar and gravel, almost Left Bank in character. Further investigation yields an intriguing marine-like, seaweed scent that expands upon its engaging personality. The palate is medium-bodied with wonderful balance and fine tannin. It has melted a little since my last encounter, softened around the edges and yet there remains that core of intense black fruit and kirsch that will ensure that it continues to age for many years. The Moueix team made several immense wines in 1982 and this is one of them. Tasted December 2015. N.M. for Wine Advocate 95

Item: Wine-342922
Year: 1982
Producer: Latour A Pomerol
Designation: Pomerol
Varietal: Red Wine
Region: Bordeaux, France
Wine Advocate: 95