Chateau Latour Martillac Rouge 2018
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. Aged in an average of 35% new, French oak for between 15 and 18 months prior to being bottled.
Full throttle styling here but with the elegant and confident Graves bloodline pulsating underneath. Superb balance on this hi-fidelity and red fruited youthful expression that’s bursting with vitality. Requires a good decant to enjoy now but worth the effort. Match with Bistecca Fiorentina rare to medium rare over coals. This will also be a long lived vin for those with the patience, otherwise decant and rejoice - Electric! TC
92-93/100 James Molesworth, Wine Spectator "Dark plum and boysenberry compote notes are fleshy in feel, infused with dark tea, ganache and licorice accents. There's a smoldering hint through the finish. Intriguing."
93-95/100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Latour Martillac bursts from the glass with bold cassis, chocolate-covered cherries and plum preserves scents followed up by smoked meats, violets and aniseed hints plus a waft of Provence herbs. Full-bodied, firm and fine-grained in the mouth, the palate is laden with juicy fruit and savory layers, finishing long and fragrant."
91-94/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous "The 2018 Latour-Martillac is powerful, dense and explosive, with tremendous richness and energy that drive through to the palate staining finish. Abnormally low yields produced an unusually sumptuous, rich Latour-Martillac. Black cherry, chocolate, spice, gravel and incense build as this arrestingly beautiful wine shows off its racy, curvy personality. The blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. Tasted three times."
Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Country - France
Region - Bordeaux
Sub Region - Pessac Leognan
Extra - Cork
Year - 2018
Volume - 750ml