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2010 Château LaTour-Martillac

ITEM 8577500 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $75
Item Sold Amount Date
I8589507 2 $75 Dec 18, 2022
I8399839 1 $65 Aug 21, 2022
I8399829 1 $65 Aug 21, 2022
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RATINGS

93Wine Enthusiast

...austere, structured wine. Its tannic framework currently dominates... It feels like classic Bordeaux, upright and dense.

92Wine Spectator

...offering a packed core of cassis, blackberry and black cherry fruit. The lovely licorice, dark tobacco and violet notes glide to the finish...

90+ The Wine Advocate

...spicy oak, elegant black currants and rich fruitiness along with hints of forest floor and damp earth... Deep fruit, moderate tannin and a long finish...

PRODUCER

Château LaTour-Martillac

Château LaTour Martillac takes its name from the 12th century tower in the main courtyard of the estate. The tower was part of a fortress built on a strategic stretch of land between Bordeaux and Toulouse. The famous philosopher Montesquieu owned the estate at one time and in the late 19th century it was purchased by Edouard Kressmann, one of Bordeaux’s leading wine merchants. Today the 100-acre property is still owned and operated by the Kressmann family, with the fourth generation in charge. LaTour Martillac produces red and white wines. Of note are the stylized black and gold labels, which were designed in the 1930s by the father-and-son team of Alfred and Jean Kressmann. The estate’s winemaker is Valérie Vialard. Recent vintages have won ratings in the mid-90s.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan

Pessac-Léognan was created in 1987 from the northern part of the left bank Graves appellation. Before then it was simply part of Graves, or sometimes it was called Haut-Graves. Unlike many other Bordeaux appellations, Pessac-Léognan is known for both red and dry white wines, although its reds are more famous. The appellation includes ten communes and the area’s most important châteaux, including Château Haut-Brion, the only non-Médoc estate included in the 1855 Bordeaux classification. There are 2,964 acres of vineyards in Pessac-Léognan and 16 classified growth estates. The main red grapes grown are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, along with a small amount of Cabernet Franc. White grapes grown are Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, with a little Muscadelle. Pessac-Léognan is considered to have the best terroir of the greater Graves region.