1982 Château Latour à Pomerol Pomerol Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note

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The cork pulled out so cleanly, I was positive the bottle was going to be good. But, this bottle was even better than expected! Truffles, chocolate, dried roses, tobacco, and black cherries popped in the nose. But, the showstopper here is the silky, sensuous textures that made the perfect backdrop for the earthy, black cherries, cocoa, Indian spice, peppercorns, and touch of leafy herbs in the finish. I hope I have another bottle, but, I’m afraid this was the final bottle from the case. It was perfect for Valentine’s Day. Do not decant. Pop, and pour. Drink from 2024-2030.

The cork pulled out so cleanly, I was positive the bottle was going to be good. But, this bottle was even better than expected! Truffles, chocolate, dried roses, tobacco, and black cherries popped in the nose. But, the showstopper here is the silky, sensuous textures that made the perfect backdrop for the earthy, black cherries, cocoa, Indian spice, peppercorns, and touch of leafy herbs in the finish. I hope I have another bottle, but, I’m afraid this was the final bottle from the case. It was perfect for Valentine’s Day. Do not decant. Pop, and pour. Drink from 2024-2030.

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Much better than the previous bottle. Popped and poured with no decanting was just perfect for this wine and bottle. Elegant, silky, soft and sexy, the wine is medium/full bodied, with a nose of truffle, cigar wrapper, rose petals, plums and cocoa, the wine finishes with finesse, refinement and earthy fruits. There is no reason to hold to this beauty hoping for more magic, this is at peak. If you are lucky enough to have a bottle, pop that cork!

Much better than the previous bottle. Popped and poured with no decanting was just perfect for this wine and bottle. Elegant, silky, soft and sexy, the wine is medium/full bodied, with a nose of truffle, cigar wrapper, rose petals, plums and cocoa, the wine finishes with finesse, refinement and earthy fruits. There is no reason to hold to this beauty hoping for more magic, this is at peak. If you are lucky enough to have a bottle, pop that cork!

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This bottle seemed more advanced than other bottles. The nose, with its truffle, cherry, plum and tobacco showed nicely. The texture was soft and silky, but the finish much shorter than previous bottles. This is probably just past its peak and requires drinking.

This bottle seemed more advanced than other bottles. The nose, with its truffle, cherry, plum and tobacco showed nicely. The texture was soft and silky, but the finish much shorter than previous bottles. This is probably just past its peak and requires drinking.

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When did this wine become so expensive? I remember buying this just a few years ago for a song. I guess others have caught on to how good this is. Rich, plush, velvety and deep, there is a purity of fruit, truffle, chocolate and earthy essence and plush, opulent cherry finish that leaves you wanting more. This is probably fully mature and does not require further aging.

When did this wine become so expensive? I remember buying this just a few years ago for a song. I guess others have caught on to how good this is. Rich, plush, velvety and deep, there is a purity of fruit, truffle, chocolate and earthy essence and plush, opulent cherry finish that leaves you wanting more. This is probably fully mature and does not require further aging.

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Plums, ripe red and black fruits, leafy spearmint, spices and chocolate notes. Opulent layers of silky, velvety fruit float over your palate. Beautiful wine.

Plums, ripe red and black fruits, leafy spearmint, spices and chocolate notes. Opulent layers of silky, velvety fruit float over your palate. Beautiful wine.

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The perfume included scents of plums, herbs, chocolate, cedar and red fruits. The rich mouth feel was elegant. The palate swam in a river of cherries, strawberries & raspberry fruits. However, to be truthful, the nose was better than the palate. I've had better bottles of his wine. This bottle seemed to have matured prematurely.

The perfume included scents of plums, herbs, chocolate, cedar and red fruits. The rich mouth feel was elegant. The palate swam in a river of cherries, strawberries & raspberry fruits. However, to be truthful, the nose was better than the palate. I've had better bottles of his wine. This bottle seemed to have matured prematurely.

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When to Drink Chateau Latour A Pomerol, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Latour a' Pomerol needs at least 8-12 years of aging in good vintages until it is ready to be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for 1-2 hours.

This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Latour A Pomerol offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-35 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Latour a Pomerol with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Latour a' Pomerol is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Latour a Pomerol is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Latour a Pomerol is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.

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