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2012 Château Latour-Martillac

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March 31, 2019 - $25

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RATINGS

90Robert M. Parker Jr.

...full-bodied wine that shows lots of plum, blackcurrant, licorice and subtle earth. It is medium to full-bodied, with ripe tannin and a long finish.

88-91Vinous / IWC

Initially restrained aromas of delicately smoky blackcurrant, ink and minerals turn more fruity and floral with air. Enters the mouth clean and mineral, then turns increasingly lush and seamless, with sweet black cherry and blackberry...

16Jancis Robinson

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.

VINTAGE

2012 Château Latour-Martillac

Winemaker's tasting notes: Shows a deep ruby color. The nose exalts sweet black fruit aromas mixed with smoke, licorice and tobacco. The seductive palate expresses some purity and a refreshing crispness, supported by delicate tannins.

51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot