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 .
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.