Château-Latour-Martillac Pessac Léognan Blanc 2016
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan|
Latour-Martillac White 2016: a very tasty Pessac-Léognan
Château Latour-Martillac is a Grand Cru Classé of Graves produced in the Pessac-Léognan appellation. The vines are planted on clay-limestone soils and enjoy eastern exposure. The wine is aged in oak barrels, 25% in new barrels. The Château Latour-Martillac White 2016 blends 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Sémillon. These white grape varieties were collected under excellent conditions between the 6th and 20th of September.
At tasting, the Château Latour-Martillac blanc 2016 reveals a freshness from the clay and limestone soils of the terroirs from which it originates. The Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc manage to preserve a beautiful aromatic freshness and display a balance between alcohol and acidity. The Château Latour-Martillac White 2016 develops beautiful fruity aromas, revealing itself as bold and tasty on the palate.
Station Plaza Wine
This is definitely one of the best sauvignon blancs I've ever had. When you take a sip you first think Sauterns, then a profound minerality shows up and you think Txakolina from the Basque region of Spain, then you get the Bordoux earth / mineral combination that makes you want to just start the adventure all over and take another sip. You will not be able to stop contemplating the complexity and soft subtle silkiness of the absolute beauty. Easy 96 points - kk
The Latour Martillac 2016 Blanc is a little closed on the nose, offering up glimpses of lemon peel, yuzu and fresh grapefruit scents with hints of wet pebbles and lanolin. Medium-bodied, the palate has plenty of exuberant citrus fruit with a lively backbone and minerally finish.