Château-Latour-Martillac Pessac Léognan 2019
|France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan
Owned by the Kressmann family, a long-established Bordeaux negociant, this wine has ripe black fruits and dusty tannins. Both rich and structured, this wine needs aging and will be ready from 2026.
The 2019 Latour-Martillac is quite a bit more rustic and rough around the edges than I recall from the en primeur tastings. Wild cherry, smoke, leather, licorice, tobacco and incense are all jam packed into the wine's mid-weight frame. There is plenty of richness and overall intensity, but the contours are a bit chunky. Tasted two times.
This compact yet accessible wine is juicy, offering a solid burst of steeped plum and black currant fruit laced with black licorice and ending with a tarry note. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2029. 12,500 cases made, 2,000 cases imported.
Aromas of rich black fruits, burning embers and loamy soil introduce the 2019 Latour Martillac, a full-bodied, broad and ample wine with a generous core of fruit framed by succulent acids and an abundance of powdery tannins that assert themselves on the youthfully chewy finish. This is a powerful, rather extracted Pessac that's likely to remain a little burly throughout its life.