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Château la Tour-Martillac 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Eine expressive und komplexe Nase mit würzigen Noten und Aromen von roten, reifen Früchten. Ein Wein mit Balance und einer schönen Materie, dichtgedrängte Tannine.

Château Latour Leognan:
After careful handpicking of the grapes, the bunches are gathered in small crates so as to avoid being crushed. Wines at Château Latour-Martillac are made in such a way as to reduce oxidation to a minimum, which is always harmful for their freshness and balance.Click here to see the White wine cellar The " red " vathouse has special equipment and manual sorting table which enables the harvest... Read more
After careful handpicking of the grapes, the bunches are gathered in small crates so as to avoid being crushed. Wines at Château Latour-Martillac are made in such a way as to reduce oxidation to a minimum, which is always harmful for their freshness and balance.Click here to see the White wine cellar The " red " vathouse has special equipment and manual sorting table which enables the harvest that has just been hand-picked under strict supervision, to be de-stalked, crushed and put into vats in record time. The produce of our old vines and that of the younger ones which is used to make our second wine - Lagrave-Martillac Red - ferments in stainless steel vats fitted with electronic temperature control. Our red wines are aged for 18 or 20 months in oak barrels, half of which are renewed every year. Bottling of every vinetage follows fining with egg whites and blending of the wines selected from the different parts of the vineyard, only the best of which go into the first wine, Château Latour-Martillac. For the white wine, pickers go through the vines several times selecting just those grapes that are ready and putting them in wooden fruits trays or flat boxes so as not to damage them. The harvest is then pressed traditionally as the press slowly rotates. The must is filtered cold and the clear juice alone is fermented in oak barrels, that are also renewed by half everey year. This way the natural aromas of the grapes are kept intact. Their complexity comes largely from the old grape varieties used by our grandfathers, magnified by the great age. The young vines are harvested in the same way to make a new Lagrave-Martillac White. The white wines are kept on their lees for over a year, then bottled in dark glass to enable them to develop as dry wines for decades. Read less

External Reviews for Château la Tour-Martillac

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

The best ever wine from this estate (even better than their sensational 2005), this full-bodied wine offers notes of blueberry, black currant, asphalt and burning charcoal embers in a deep, layered and multi-dimensional style. It is impressively pure and well-built, with far greater concentration and length than I ever remember this wine having in the past. Forget it for 5 years and drink it over the following three decades.


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 1500ML Magnum


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/13/2013

Eine expressive und komplexe Nase mit würzigen Noten und Aromen von roten, reifen Früchten. Ein Wein mit Balance und einer schönen Materie, dichtgedrängte Tannine.


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 375ML Half Bottle


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

Offers a very solid core of black Mission fig, blackberry preserves and freshly roasted espresso flavors, woven nicely with hints of alder wood, tar and pastis. The long finish shows polish, with nice grip in reserve. Best from 2013 through 2022.



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