2020 - Ch Latour Martillac Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan
06C0LMAR6PK _ 2020 - Ch Latour Martillac Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Latour-Martillac
Region
Pessac-Léognan
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Case size
6x75cl
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2020 CH LATOUR MARTILLAC CRU CLASSÉ PESSAC-LÉOGNAN - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Latour-Martillac
Region
Pessac-Léognan
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Case size
6x75cl
Available Later
In Bond
Case price £125 – £160
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Tasting Notes

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2021,
    Score: 93-94

    This really builds on the palate with blackberry, blueberry and stone aromas and flavors. Medium to full body. Creamy finish.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2021,
    Score: 16

    Dark purple. Notably well-integrated nose. Sweet purple fruits on the palate entry and more than a hint of oak overlay. Quite chewy on the end. Tannins and fruit very separate at the moment. I wouldn't have minded a little more freshness of fruit. A little dry and chunky on the slightly sudden finish. 14% Drink 2027 – 2043

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Producer

Château Latour-Martillac

Château Latour Martillac in Pessac Léognan produces both a Grand Cru Classé red and white. It has been owned by the Kressmann family since the mid nineteenth century, currently overseen by brothers Tristan and Loïc. The winemaking and viticulture team headed up by Valérie Vialard have been integral to the estate’s success over the past two decades. Its white – a barrel femented blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc – is quite possibly one of the best value in the whole region, offering a quintessential example of great white Bordeaux at an extremely reasonable price. Its reds are firm and leafy, and characteristic of the Grave’s blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

Region

Pessac-Léognan

Stretching from the rather unglamorous southern suburbs of Bordeaux, for 50 km along the left bank of the river Garonne, lies Graves. Named for its gravelly soil, a relic of Ice Age glaciers, this is the birthplace of claret, despatched from the Middle Ages onwards from the nearby quayside to England in vast quantities. It can feel as though Bordeaux is just about red wines, but some sensational white wines are produced in this area from a blend of sauvignon blanc, Semillon and, occasionally, muscadelle grapes, often fermented and aged in barrel. In particular, Domaine de Chevalier is renowned for its superbly complex whites, which continue to develop in bottle over decades. A premium appellation, Pessac-Leognan, was created in 1987 for the most prestigious terroirs within Graves. These are soils with exceptional drainage, made up of gravel terraces built up in layers over many millennia, and consequently thrive in mediocre vintages but are less likely to perform well in hotter years. These wines were appraised and graded in their own classification system in 1953 and updated in 1959, but, like the 1855 classification system, this should be regarded with caution and the wines must absolutely be assessed on their own current merits.