92-94/100 Andrew Caillard MW. Deep colour. Intense inky/ plum/ cassis / vanilla aromas . Well concentrated sweet cassis, plum flavours, fine slinky dry tannins and plenty of savoury complexity. Touch of ginger/ vanillla. Elegantly proportioned wine but quite muscular. Tannin plume.
90-92+/100 Robert Parker Jr. This splendid Pauillac estate’s 2011 exhibits an impressively saturated ruby/purple color as well as notes of spring flowers interwoven with creme de cassis, licorice and background incense and toasty oak. The tannins are firm and the wine is medium-bodied and rich with layers of fruit and extract as well as a long finish. An outstanding example of the vintage, it will need 3-4 years of cellaring and should drink well for 15-20 years.
17.5/20 Julia Harding MW, Jancis Robinson. Since 2000, there's been a more consistent separation of plots. Grand vin now always includes the old Cabernet vines on the plateau overlooking Latour. 50% of production went into the grand vin this year, 45% into Les Tourelles. 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot. 80% new oak. Colour of elderberry juice, black core. Slight dusty note on the nose, touch of cedar freshness and underlying cassis purity and an attractive savoury dark edge even though there's a slight note of dark chocolate too. Lots of pure cassis through the heart of the wine. Relatively stern but not at all hard. Lithe, fresh, graphite scented. Deft, full of fruit but not overly fruity. No excess of weight but not thin. Actually quite rich for the vintage. Finely balanced.
17.5/20 Steven Spurrier, Decanter. Ripe Cabernet cassis fruit, very good structure and length, firm Pauillac elegance. Drink 2017-2030.