2022 Château Latour-Martillac Blanc, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

2022 Château Latour-Martillac Blanc, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

Tasted April 2023. Lots of ripe fruit, but there is a zingy freshness here. Some steely notes, which cut through the richness of the mid-palate.

Critic score
91.5/100 info

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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    52% Sauvignon Blanc
    48% Semillon
  • Maturity
    Ready 2024 - 2036info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)

Tasting notes

Golden colour, this has intense spiced nectarine and white pear aromatics, gentle apricot pit, smoked almond, citrus, apricot and fresher mint leaf on the finish. Enjoyable, soft finish. Harvest August 18 to 31, 25% new oak, 43hl/h yield.

Jane Anson, janeanson.com (May 2023)

Bright citrus, tart pineapple, and honeyed mint are just some of the nuances in the 2022 Château Latour-Martillac Blanc, a medium-bodied, vibrant, crisp white that certainly makes the most of the vintage. It shows plenty of ripeness and concentration, yet I love its acidity and balance.

Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com (May 2023)

A blend of 52% Sauvignon Blanc and 48% Sémillon, the 2022 Latour Martillac Blanc reveals aromas of pear, peach, iodine, lime tree and verbena. Medium to full-bodied, tense and mineral-driven with a salty, fresh finish, this is a classic and incisive Latour Martillac Blanc.

Yohan Castaing, Wine Advocate, Issue #266 (April 2023)

Fresh and bright with lemon pith, white flowers and chalky minerality. Medium- to full-bodied with vivid acidity. Really attractive and crisp.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2023)

The 2022 Latour-Martillac Blanc has plenty of energy, but not much in the way of mid-palate or finish. Ultimately it comes across as overly taut and austere at this stage. Let's see what happens once this is in bottle. Tasted two times.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (April 2023)

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