A great Bordeaux wine from the Pessac-Leognan appellation
Chateau Latour-Martillac is one of the 6 properties in the Pessac-Leognan appellation ranked as a Grand Cru Classe for both red and white wines. The estate is very attentive to respecting the environment, and so it uses sustainable agriculture to produce the wines. Latour-Matillac produces its wines with a forward-looking approach through the encouragement of biodiversity, waste water collection and treatment, pruning management, and integrated pest management.
The 2010 Chateau Latour-Martillac Rouge is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. After harvesting healthy, ripe grapes, winemaking takes place in the best possible conditions and the wine is aged for 18 months in barrels (40% new). The color is deep red, and the nose reveals red and black fruit aromas. On the palate, this Latour-Martillac Rouge 2010 is dense, generous, both powerful and fine, with tobacco leaf and smoky notes that are characteristic of the appellation. The potential for aging this Pessac-Léognan is as worthy as the great Bordeaux wines.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Abundant notes of spicy oak, elegant black currants and rich fruitiness along with hints of forest floor and damp earth are followed by a medium to full-bodied wine with sweet tannin and the classic Pessac-Leognan/Graves characteristics of tobacco leaf and smoke. Deep fruit, moderate tannin and a long finish give this wine enough potential to last for up to two decades or more.