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Château Lespault-Martillac 2018

£216 Ex duty & VATA box of 12 Bottles (75cl) | £18 / Unit
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    The density and fruity intensity of a red Pessac-Léognan

    Château Lespault-Martillac is an estate in the Pessac-Léognan appellation, located on the Left Bank of Bordeaux. This property produces both white and red wines, increasingly sought after by Bordeaux wine lovers. The vines, 40 years old on average, grow in a beautiful gravel soil in the Martillac commune.

    The 2018 vintage was highly anticipated by the château's teams, especially following the dramatic frost of April 2017, which had a significant impact on production. 2018, with its fair share of surprises, finally rewarded the vineyard teal with an exceptional second half of the growing season, with plenty of strong sunshine and very dry weather leading up to the harvest. The harvest was carried out with great flexibility, as the conditions were ideal, and the property managed to pick fully ripened fruit.

    The Château Lespault-Martillac red 2018 is produced on an area of 8 hectares. This blend of 60% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Petit Verdot is vinified in a gravity-fed system of thermo-regulated concrete vats. The extraction chosen is rather delicate with pump-overs and manual punch-downs. After malolactic fermentation in barrel, this Pessac-Léognan 2018 red is matured for 14 months in barrels (one third of which are new). It is important to note that during the first four months the maturation is carried out on lees.

    The Château Lespault-Martillac red 2018 is a wine with a very generous aromatic complexity dominated by red and black fruits, as well as secondary notes of sweet spices and vanilla. Ample, powerful and round on the palate, its strong expressive character is complemented by a very nice balance between freshness and noble tannins. Its ageing potential looks very good!

    Parker : 90-92 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    The 2018 Lespault-Martillac is deep garnet-purple colored with a nose of warm black cherries, red and black plums and fragrant earth with wild sage nuances. The palate is medium to full-bodied and lively with muscular fruit and grainy tannins, finishing with an herbal lift.
    BordeauxPessac-Leognan
    Alcohol
    14.5

    Grape varieties
    Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec

    Dessert wine
    No

    J. Suckling
    93-94

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    87-89

    Wine Spectator
    91-94

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pessac-Leognan

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Château Lespault-Martillac

    Parker
    90-92

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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