Wine Hunter Alert: 2008 Latour a Pomerol (great price)

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Bordeaux, France, Libournais, Merlot, Pomerol, Wine Hunter

The 2008 Latour a Pomerol can currently be purchased for $39.99 per bottle. That is a terrific price for a wine of this caliber.

For one, 2008 was a banner vintage in Pomerol. Slightly better than 2005, and slightly inferior only to 2009. Beyond that, one would have to go back all the way to 1998 for a vintage like this in Pomerol.

Second, Latour a Pomerol is part of the Moueix portfolio, which includes some of my favorite right bank wines: Magdelaine, Belair, La Fleur Petrus, and (of course Latour a Pomerol). The reason I like these wines is that they have managed to remain focused being made in an elegant and restrained style without the massive use of oak, alcohol, and extraction.

Third…as a price comparison, the 2005 and 2009 are selling much, much higher right now (all around $100), so the $40 for a bottle from a top Pomerol vintage is a steal in the current marketplace.

If my past encounters with Latour a Pomerol are any indication, I would expect this to have the legs to be a 20 year wine, delivering tons of complexity and food-friendly drinking from 2018 on.

The wine is in stock at: http://www.premiercru.net/premier/shop/WineDetails.do?wineId=44163 .

Happy hunting.

P.S. As always, I am not affiliated with the merchant, nor do I stand to gain financially in any way from alerting you to this wine/price. And of course, you’ll have to figure out the legality of shipping if/when you purchase this wine at this merchant.

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I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.

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