Château Latour Martillac, white
Growth of the Graves
Located in the heart of Martillac village, the property is owned by Kressman family since 1871. In 1936 the 1934 vintage was chosen for the celebration of the coronation of His Majesty King George the VI in London. In 1953 Château Latour Martillac was recognized as one of the 16Growth of the Graves Appellation, one of only six properties classified for both red and white wines.
Château Latour-Martillac has been committed for several years to changing its cultivation practices to better respect the local fauna and flora and has obtained the HEV3 certification in 2020.
Covers 9ha for the white grape varieties
60% Sauvignon blanc, 40% Sémillon
Clay and limestone, still with a gravel surface
Stay on their lees for more than one year in French oak barrels
70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sémillon
The 2014 vintage offers a pale yellow color with pretty sparkling reflections. The nose is pure and very expressive, rich in aromas of white peach, grapefruit, lemon and even fresh pineapple. The palate is well balanced, complex and allows to appreciate very pleasant notes of almonds and orange zest. The acidity is perfectly controlled. The finish is long and refreshing. A good aging potential for this vintage!
« The Château Latour-Martillac Blanc 2014 has voluminous nose: tinned pineapple intermingling with white peach and citrus aromas, but perhaps missing the killer delineation of its peers at this point. The palate is well balanced with a dab of sour lemon on the entry. It gently builds in the mouth, mustering more and more precision until the finish that delivers lemongrass mixed with orange zest notes. This will be fascinating to revisit after bottling. It does not quite know what it wants to do at the moment hence my conservative score, however it may evolve into a very fine white Pessac-Léognan that will exceed my score. » – Wine Advocate
50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Sémillon
This wine has an intense, fresh and expressive nose. The wide aromatic palette reveals notes of lemon, apricot, white-fleshed fruits and verbena. The density and volume on the palate are supported by a beautiful acidity. The finish offers complexity and freshness.
“The Latour Martillac 2017 Blanc sings of warm apples, fresh nectarines and green guava with touches of coriander seed and fresh ginger. The palate is medium-bodied, crisp and intense with a long finish.” – Wine Advocate