2020 Château Latour-Martillac, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

The 2020 Latour-Martillac is one of the hidden gems of the campaign this year. Matte tannins and smoky notes mark this out as a stunning Pessac: there's incredible vibrancy on the finish, too. This is a top notch effort, and is not to be missed.

Critic score
93.75/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£28.18
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£169.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    60% Cabernet Sauvignon
    30% Merlot
    10% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Young 2027 - 2045
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14%
2020 Château Latour-Martillac, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

TASTING NOTES

This really builds on the palate with blackberry, blueberry and stone aromas and flavors. Medium to full body. Creamy finish.

Jane Anson, Decanter (May 2021)
93—94/100

The 2020 Latour-Martillac offers an enticing bouquet of black fruit infused with black olive, background citric scents lending a bit of zest. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, well-integrated oak and impressive depth. This is a very assured and confident Latour-Martillac that continues their strong run of form. Perhaps one of the dark horses of the appellation in 2020, this should be on your primeur shopping list.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (May 2021)
(93—95)/100

Cask sample. Stewed black fruit on the nose, giving loads of generosity and richness. Semi-firm tannins, liquorice and star anise on the length. Plump but well built, all centred around powerful black fruit.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2021)
16.5+/20