Chateau Latour Martillac Blanc 2009
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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.
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.
Classified Great Growth in 1953, Château Latour-Martillac is named after its 12th century tower, built by Montesquieu's forfathers.Latour-Martillac caught the eye of Edouard Kressmann when he started his wine shipping business in 1871. A plot of vines called Grattecap, grafted in 1884, still includes the complete range of the white wine varieties that he suggested to the owner at the time. Alfred, Edouard's oldest son, bought the estate in 1929. Taking after him, it was Jean kressmann who had the boldness to design the present label in 1934, characterized by its oblique gold and sand stripes. Tristan and Loïc Kressmann, working with the finest consulting oenologists in Bordeaux, contributed a great deal to redesigning the cellars in 1989.This in order to pursue the improvement, year after year, of this white and red Pessac- Léognan Classified Growth.