Latour-Martillac Red 2016: a remarkable and balanced Pessac-Léognan
A Grand Cru Classé of Graves produced in the Pessac-Léognan appellation, the Château Latour-Martillac red comes from a 40-hectare vineyard located on the plateau above Martillac and planted on Günzienne gravel from the Quaternary. The château Latour-Martillac red is aged in barrels, 40% of which are new barrels. The 2016 vintage is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. These grape varieties were collected between the 23rd of September and 21st of October.
The Château Latour-Martillac Red 2016 displays a deep red colour. The nose develops intense aromas of red fruits and fresh, juicy black fruits. The Château Latour-Martillac Red 2016 reveals a beautiful balance, with tannins combining power and softness, while revealing themselves to be well-rounded and smooth.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Latour-Martillac has an understated nose at first, but it unfurls and becomes quite a seductive Pessac-Léognan with ample blackberry and raspberry fruit, and a subtle hint of black olive. I admire the precision here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannin overlaid by blackberry and bilberry fruit, sea salt and black pepper. Showing excellent focus and abundant freshness on the finish, this is an assured and sophisticated Latour-Martillac that will give many years of pleasure.