*6R* 2016 Le Pauillac de Chateau Latour (Bordeaux, FR)

Weight: 6R

Varietal: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon  39% Merlot   6% Petit Verdot

Region: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

92 Points, Vinous

"The 2016 Pauillac de Château Latour is a compelling, sumptuous wine that shows just how magnificent the year is. How can this be a third wine? Dark and ample in the glass, Latour's Pauillac possesses tremendous breed right out of the gate. Black cherry, graphite, licorice, spice and leather all meld together in the glass. Floral overtones develop nicely with time. Only the (relatively) lighter structure suggests the Pauillac's place in the château's hierarchy. Everything else is first class all the way. The Pauillac is a blend taken from parcels outside the core holdings in the famed enclos, plus younger vines in the enclos." - Antonio Galloni