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


2017 Château La Tour-Martillac Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

Bright, crisp, juicy, sweet yellow citrus with a nice mineral drive in the finish and just a touch of honeysuckle to sweeten things up.

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With a nice kick of honeysuckle, pomelo, lemon peel, tangerine and mango, you find a wine with fresh, ripe, juicy, vibrant citrus that is equally fresh and refreshing. The wine is a blend of 50% Semillon and 50% Sauvignon Blanc.

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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.