In Bond per 6x75cl En Primeur
Aidan Bell, DBM Wines
This stood out amongst the dry white Bordeaux wines that we tried for it freshness and beautiful balance, there is a wonderful restrained core of fruit and succulent structure. This looks like great value for the quality.
Neal Martin, Vinous.com 93-95/100
The 2020 Latour-Martillac Blanc has a more reserved bouquet compared to its peers, but still quite compelling, with crushed rock infusing the dried yellow flowers, white peach and chai tea scents. I could nose this all day. The very well-balanced palate is quite intense, offering a fine bead of acidity and plenty of tension and mineralité toward the saline finish. If I was going to spend my money on one dry white Bordeaux this year, it might well be this. Drink 2024-2040
Jane Anson 93/100
I love this white, it has confidence and power and a sense of direction as well as a slate minerality that drags though the palate in a good way. Savoury white fruit - good stuff. A yield of 44hl/ha, 25% new oak. 14 months ageing on lees. Drink 2021-2030
The estate takes its name from the tower which stands in the main courtyard of the château; it is the remnant of a fort built in the 12th century by the ancestors of Montesquieu. The structure occupied a strategic position and controlled the route between Bordeaux and Toulouse. The stones of the fort were used to build the existing château at the end of the 18th century.
Classified in 1953, Château Latour-Martillac is named after its 12th century tower, built by Montesquieu's forefathers. Latour-Martillac caught the eye of Edouard Kressmann when he started his wine shipping business in 1871. A plot of vines called Grattecap, grafted in 1884, still includes the complete range of the white wine varieties that he suggested to the owner at the time.
Alfred, Edouard's oldest son, bought the estate in 1929. Taking after him, it was Jean kressmann who had the boldness to design the present label in 1934, characterized by its oblique gold and sand stripes.
Today, the 6 children of Jean Kressmann own the domain and continue on the family tradition. Tristan and Loïc, the two younger sons, manage the estate with the assistance of the best wine consultants in Bordeaux. With each following vintage they produce the best from this authentic Graves soil. Since the 1980's, they have increased the area planted in Sauvignon Blanc to compliment perfectly with the Semillon, the historical grape variety of the property. For the red varieties, the tradition of blending Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot is now topped up with the excellent Petit Verdot variety, which is planted in one of the best gravel plots of the plateau of Martillac
|Region||Bordeaux Dry White||ABV||13.50%|
|Drink From||2023||Drink To||2030+|
|Special occasion, Fine Wine, Wine for the Cellar|