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1998 Château Latour à Pomerol, Pomerol

1998 Château Latour à Pomerol, Pomerol

Ref: LAPO980
Red  |  Still  |  13% ABV

Latour à Pomerol was owned by a Madame Loubat, who also owned nearby Petrus. When she died in 1961 the property passed to her niece Lily Lacoste. For many years the property has been managed by Ets. Mouiex, but Mouiex have never owned Latour à Pomerol. The Lacoste family owned it until 2002 when it was donated to a charity called Fondation de Foyers de Charite de Chateauneuf de Galaure. 

Case of 12 Bottles
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £1,622.45
Out of stock
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Wine Details
Wine Details
AppellationAppellation: Pomerol
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Bordeaux
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 13%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2008-2023
MaturityMaturity: Ready to Drink
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

"The 1998 Latour-à-Pomerol was served alongside the 2000 and 2005 and to be honest, it does not quite stack up against those audacious wines. It has a decadent nose, sweet and rich with dried fig permeating the black cherries and bilberry scents, a touch more glycerine than those aforementioned younger vintages. There is an almost Napa-like personality to this Pomerol (something that several 1998s have exhibited). The palate is founded on a sweet core of red and black fruit: notes of crème de cassis and blueberry, silky smooth and sensual, but not quite delivering the delineation and precision on the finish, just a touch too lush. That said, it is still a very good Pomerol, but one that does not possess the sophistication of the top vintages. Tasted December 2015." Neal Martin

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained


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Location Explained
Location Explained


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Pricing Information
Pricing Information


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