Latour-Martillac White 2016: a very tasty Pessac-Léognan
Château Latour-Martillac is a Grand Cru Classé of Graves produced in the Pessac-Léognan appellation. The vines are planted on clay-limestone soils and enjoy eastern exposure. The wine is aged in oak barrels, 25% in new barrels. The Château Latour-Martillac White 2016 blends 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Sémillon. These white grape varieties were collected under excellent conditions between the 6th and 20th of September.
At tasting, the Château Latour-Martillac blanc 2016 reveals a freshness from the clay and limestone soils of the terroirs from which it originates. The Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc manage to preserve a beautiful aromatic freshness and display a balance between alcohol and acidity. The Château Latour-Martillac White 2016 develops beautiful fruity aromas, revealing itself as bold and tasty on the palate.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The Latour-Martillac 2016 Blanc was missing some complexity on the nose, especially after such brilliant examples produced in the previous two vintages. The palate is well balanced with orange rind and mandarin notes, though to be honest it is missing some tension on the finish and it does not draw you back for another sip.