Château Latour Martillac
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 50ha with the red grape varieties
55% Cabernet Sauvignon; 40% Merlot; 5% Petit Verdot
Clay and limestone, still with a gravel surface
The wines are aged for 16-18 months in French oak barrels
63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot
A very nice fresh and powerful nose marked by red and black fruits, such as blackcurrant and black cherry. The palate is juicy and creamy, built on delicate and silky racy tannins. The wood is melted. We are surprised by a sensation of dense and very complex volume of the fruit.
“The 2017 Latour Martillac is deep garnet-purple in color and has a nose of warm blackberries, black plum preserves and stewed tea with hints of dusty soil, sautéed herbs and tobacco. The medium-bodied palate is soft and lively with an earthy finish.” – Wine Advocate