2017 Château La Tour-Martillac Pessac-Léognan Wine Tasting Note


2017 Château La Tour-Martillac  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

Fresh, juicy, ripe, crisp, medium-bodied, with soft-textured, smoky red fruits, earth and tobacco leaf with a forward approach.

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Medium-bodied and on the bright, fresh, crisp, juicy side of the style range, the fruit offers a lot of pop, purity and energy along with a nice core of bright, red plums. The wine was made from a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. 89-91 Pts

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Latour Martillac1 Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau LaTour Martillac, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau LaTour Martillac can be enjoyed on the young side with decanting. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1-2 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau LaTour Martillac is usually better with at least 5-7 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau LaTour Martillac offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 9-17 years of age after the vintage.

Serving and Decanting Chateau LaTour Martillac with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau LaTour Martillac is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. The red wine of Chateau LaTour Martillac is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.

Chateau LaTour Martillac is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, salmon, mushrooms and pasta as well as cheese.

The white wine of Chateau LaTour Martillac is perfect to serve with shellfish, sashimi, sushi, all types of seafood, chicken, veal and cheese.