Ch. Latour-Martillac 2018 Pessac-Léognan
Low yields produced a very powerful and expressive wine at Latour-Martillac this year. Pessac-leognan continues to be under-valued against its Medocaine counterparts. This is not a wine we normally recommend en primeur but at under €30 for the quality of wine it does make sense for the discerning, value seeking drinker.
Antonio Galloni: 91-94
“The 2018 Latour-Martillac is powerful, dense and explosive, with tremendous richness and energy that drive through to the palate staining finish. Abnormally low yields produced an unusually sumptuous, rich Latour-Martillac. Black cherry, chocolate, spice, gravel and incense build as this arrestingly beautiful wine shows off its racy, curvy personality. The blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot.”
Robert Parker: 93-95
“Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Latour Martillac bursts from the glass with bold cassis, chocolate-covered cherries and plum preserves scents followed up by smoked meats, violets and aniseed hints plus a waft of Provence herbs. Full-bodied, firm and fine-grained in the mouth, the palate is laden with juicy fruit and savory layers, finishing long and fragrant.”
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