Chateau Latour Martillac Pessac Leognan [Pre-arrival] 2019
JS93-94: A solid, structured red with chocolate, spice and currants. Full-bodied, bright and polished. Very well done. Impressed.
WA92-94+: Composed of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, harvested from the 19th of September to the 11th of October, the 2019 Latour Martillac came in at yields of 45 hectoliters per hectare with an alcohol of 14.2% and pH of 3.7. It is being aged in French oak barrels, 40% new. Deep garnet-purple in color, it sashays of of the glass with alluring scents of kirsch, Black Forest cake and warm cassis plus hints of lavender, forest floor, iron ore and tree bark. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegant and refreshing, giving layers of black berries and mineral notions with a finely grained frame and lifted finish. Gorgeous!
VM92-94: The 2019 Latour-Martillac is all about elegance and precision. Graphite, crushed rocks, raspberry jam, rose petal, sage, mint and earthy notes imbue the 2019 with tons of character. A wine of personality and breeding, Latour-Martillac is shaping to be a real gem. The interplay of fruit richness and energy is compelling. I can't wait to taste the 2019 from bottle.