Appellation: Pessac-Léognan, Grand Cru Classé de Graves
68% Sauvignon-Blanc ; 32% Sémillon
At the Château, in february 2022 - 33,000 bottles Place de Bordeaux
The color is very pale, the white wine is fruity with notes of white nectarine, lemon and passion fruit. The palate is concentrated, round, juicy with a touch of pear and almond. The finish is fresh, mineral, tasty and tense.
Plot by plot handpicking, in small crates Sauvignon-Blanc : Aug. 24 to Sept. 2 Sémillon : Aug. 27 to Sept. 3
Alcoholic fermentation in oak barrel
Ageing: 15 months on lees, including 10 months in French oak barrels
New barrels: 25%
94 Neal Martin for Vinous
"The 2020 Latour-Martillac Blanc has shut down since tasting from barrel, yet it opens with yellow plum, jasmine and light frangipane scents. I admire the precision here. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, quite taut and well defined. Real precision on the finish that drags you back for one more sip. This is a classy dry white Bordeaux that will give immense pleasure over a number of years."
93 James Suckling
"This has aromas of grapefruit, cardamom, juniper, apricots, lemon curd and lemongrass. Zesty and spicy with excellent weight and ripeness too. Medium to full body. Lengthy and concentrated. Drink now or hold."
91 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Unwinding in the glass with aromas of pastry cream, grapefruit, beeswax and macadamia nut, the 2020 Latour Martillac Blanc is medium to full-bodied, satiny and concentrated, with ripe acids, chalky extract and a saline finish." - William Kelley
"I love this white, it has confidence and power and a sense of direction as well as a slate minerality that drags though the palate in a good way. Savoury white fruit - good stuff. A yield of 44hl/ha, 25% new oak. 14 months ageing on lees.." (5/2021)