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2014 Chateau Latour Martillac Blanc

Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$71. 99 Bottle
$863.88 Dozen
Other Reviews...
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. Drink 2018 - 2032.
90-92+ points
Neal Martin eRobertParker.com # 218 (Apr 2015)

Features a plump core of white peach and lemon granita, offset by honeysuckle and tarragon notes. Shows a twinge of lime on the finish.
88-91 points
J.M. - Wine Spectator

Again, wild Sauvignon character, savoury herbs, grassy citrus, great persistency, high acidity, one for the purists. The blend is 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon, 13%abv, 25% new oak barrels, and a very low ph of 3.1 giving a real uplift but with a corresponding narrowing in the mid-palate. High yield of 48hl/h.
17.25/20pts (90+/100pts)

Dense and silky texture for a white with sliced apple, pear and stone character. Full and solid. Texture of a red wine. Solid.
92-93 points
James Suckling