The aromas of flowers such as roses, violets and lilacs jump from the glass then turn to dark berries such as blueberries and blackberries. It's full-bodied, with velvety tannins and dense and intense with a chocolate, berry and currant character. This is
Stern, almost severe initially, this great wine takes time to show its immense fruit power. Black currant and blackberry notes are packed into the wine, along with an impressive array of spices from new wood that gives a more exotic element. At the end, though, it has a fine, structured sense of proportion. Obviously for aging over decades, so don't drink before 2022.
Unbelievably pure, with distilled cassis and plum fruit that cuts a very precise path, while embers of anise, violet and black cherry confiture form a gorgeous backdrop. A bedrock of graphite structure should help this outlive other 2010s. Powerful, sleek
One of the perfect wines of the vintage, Frederic Engerer challenged me when I tasted the 2010 Latour at the estate, asking, “If you rate the 2009 one hundred, then how can this not be higher?” Well, the scoring system stops at 100, (and has for 34 years,
Very dark indeed. Concentrated black-fruit essence plus terroir. Round and supple. Lots of angularity. Latour? Great refreshment factor and lots of minerality. Very clean finish. Thick and admirable. Jancis Robinson
Intense crimson. Profound nose of red fruit coulis with subtle oak. Rich, full attack with tightly-wound stuffing framed by power. Robust middle palate that is massive, well-structured and closely-integrated. Firmer finish. Warm across the palate. By Gilbert & Gaillard in 2011
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