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Château La Tour-Martillac

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2018 Château La Tour-Martillac  (Pessac-Léognan) 93

Boysenberry, licorice, smoke, black cherry and floral essences open the wine. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, fresh, bright, sweet and lively, allowing the red fruits and silky tannins to come through easily. Give this at least seven years or so of aging and enjoy it over the following two decades. The wine is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. The harvest took place from September 17-October 10. 92-94 Pts

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2018 Château La Tour-Martillac Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

Citrus, flowers and a background note of pineapple show up in the nose. On the palate, this is bright, crisp, forward and juicy. The wine was made blending 54% Sauvignon Blanc and 46% Semillon.

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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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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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2016 Château La Tour-Martillac Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

Already open, this fresh, bright, juicy, yellow citrus filled wine can already be enjoyed today, or aged for a years for even more aromatic complexity.

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Sweet, bright crisp lemons, flowers and a dollop of honey are what you'll find is this forward, bright, sweet wine that is ready to go.

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Sweet aromas of honeysuckle, just squeezed citrus and vanilla bean are brought to you with a lemon filled center and semi sweet, round, citrus finish.

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2016 Château La Tour-Martillac  (Pessac-Léognan) 93

Smoke, thyme, cherry and red plum scents kick off the perfume. But the best part of the wine is on the palate, which is so poised, refined, fresh, sweet and juicy. The red fruits offer sweetness and grip along with silky tannins and a spicy nuance to the fruit in the end note. The wine is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. Smoke, thyme, red plum and cherry

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The smoky, black and red fruits shine with ease here. Polished, soft, silky and fresh, this will deliver pleasure early, yet age quite well too. This has definitely stepped up in quality from barre to bottle.

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Juicy, smoky, dark ripe cherries, nice flesh on the fruits, freshness and complexity, and for a fair price to quality ratio too!

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2015 Château La Tour-Martillac  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

Soft, elegant, silky fruits create a wine of finesse, freshness and ripe, red berries. There is a good balance of acidify and round, soft fruits here.

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Elegance, freshness and a tobacco, smoke, espresso, forest and cherry character that just sings. Soft and refined, this should drink well early.

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Smoky, spicy and loaded with supple textured, soft, dark fruits, the wine is refined, elegant and charming.

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Oak, smoke, fennel and sweet, dark berries on the nose move to a silky, soft, refined, fresh expression of fruit and earth, with ample ripe berries and charm. 91-93 Pts

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2015 Château La Tour-Martillac Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

The blend of honeysuckle, Meyer lemons, pomelo and green apples works here. The wine is energetic and richly textured, leaving you with citrus and white peach in the endnote.

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The pungent notes of sweet honeysuckle are the first thing you notice, before moving on to the citrus peel, pomelo and green apples. The wine is fresh, as well as rich. There is a touch of vanilla, honey and white peach in the endnote that adds fatness to the ripe, citrus fruits.

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2014 Château La Tour-Martillac Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

Sweet, ripe, citrus, honeysuckle, freshness and even a hint of tropical fruit, this has all the crisp, citrus you're looking for, coupled with acidity and layers of fruit.

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2014 Château La Tour-Martillac  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

This wine has the smoky and sweet aroma of polished black fruits and the smooth finish of juicy plums and cherries. 90-92 Pts.

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2013 Château La Tour-Martillac  (Pessac-Léognan) 89

Blending 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 32% Merlot produced a medium bodied effort, with a singed cherry and pipe tobacco nose, and bright, fresh core of red fruits on the palate, that will be best in its youth.

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Smoke, stone and dark cherry team up with a sandy, red berry finish for a wine that will show best in its youth. Produced from blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. 88-90 Pts

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2013 Château La Tour-Martillac Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

Medium bodied, finesse styled white Bordeaux wine with a spicy note that adds additional complexity to the vanilla, lemon peel, lime and green apple sensations that are present from start to finish.

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2012 Château La Tour-Martillac  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

Medium bodied, elegant and loaded with sweet, ripe, smoky, red fruits and cigar wrappers, this is refined, focused and really fun to taste already. It will get better with age, but it is already showing nicely in its youth.

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Blending 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot created a medium bodied, elegant, soft wine with a smoky, tobacco character that adds to the dark plum and black cherry components.

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Medium/full-bodied and round, this wine delivers sweet, ripe and lush black cherries, fennel and dark chocolate in a plush, well-rounded finish. 90-93 Pts

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2012 Château La Tour-Martillac Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

A blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon produced a fresh wine packed with honeysuckle, citrus and vanilla bean. Zippy on the palate, the wine refreshes the senses.

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2011 Château La Tour-Martillac  (Pessac-Léognan) 88

Medium bodied, with some red fruits poking their way through the smoke and dry tannins. I'd drink this young.

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This wine offers smoke, earth, black raspberry and truffle, medium body and an herbal, cassis finish. 87-89 Pts

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2011 Château La Tour-Martillac Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

Fully mature, the blend of white peach, lemon peel and hints of pineapple shine through nicely. Deepening in color, with loads of honeysuckle, and crisp, sweet, yellow citrus in the finish, there is no reason to hold this any longer.

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2010 Château La Tour-Martillac  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

Black raspberry, earth, smoke and tobacco scents pop with little effort. Silky, fresh, plums and black cherries are found in the lively, round, finish.

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2010 Château La Tour-Martillac Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

The honeysuckle accent riding on top of the fresh, bright, clean, crisp yellow citrus and grapefruit hits the spot. Medium-bodied with good lift and a blast of juicy citrus in the finish, this is in its prime-time drinking window.

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2009 Château La Tour-Martillac  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

Truffle, tobacco, cigar box and smoke are joined by bright red fruits in the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, elegant tannins and ripe cherries with a touch of spice and olives in the finish. The wine still seems youthful, so another few years of bottle age will help add even more softness and complexity to the wine. Smoky red fruits, vanilla, tobacco and earthy aromatics create the nose. On the palate, the wine has soft, fresh, elegant characteristics, polished tannins and sweetness in the fruits on the back end. This has aged quite nicely.

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Smoke, truffle, black cherry aromatics are on display. With sensuous, round textures and a smoky, ripe, dark berry, spice and cherry finish, this is perhaps the best example of Latour Martillac I recall tasting. At about $30, this is an outstanding Bordeaux wine value!

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2009 Château La Tour-Martillac Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

Pale yellow in color, with vanilla, lemon, melon and stone notes, medium bodied, lushly textured, ends with fresh, plush, citrus finish.

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2008 Château La Tour-Martillac  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

Smoky red fruits, vanilla, tobacco and earthy aromatics create the nose. On the palate, the wine has soft, fresh, elegant characteristics, polished tannins and sweetness in the fruits on the back end. This has aged quite nicely.

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2008 Château La Tour-Martillac Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

Sweet yellow fruits with a touch of honey open the wine. On the palate, the wine is rich, lush and sweet, while being balanced out by acidity. The wine is fully mature at this point and drinking great.

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2007 Château La Tour-Martillac Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

2007 is a more than difficult vintage for red Bordeaux, but the white wines in that year, really shine. This is fresh vibrant and racy. The juicy, sweet, ripe, citrus pops with enough honeysuckle and crushed rock essence, to build a wall. This tasty is drinking great today.

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2006 Château La Tour-Martillac  (Pessac-Léognan) 88

Medium bodied with an earthy, bright red fruit and tobacco personality, there is softness on the palate and in the finish. This is close to fully mature.

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2005 Château La Tour-Martillac  (Pessac-Léognan) 89

Developing nicely with a tobacco, black cherry, plum, earth and smoke filled nose, this medium bodied, soft wine is already drinking well.

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2003 Château La Tour-Martillac  (Pessac-Léognan) 88

Fully mature, medium bodied, with no tannins remaining. The wine offers tobacco with red and dark berries and earthy characteristics. Drink this over the next few years.

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2000 Château La Tour-Martillac  (Pessac-Léognan) 87

Fully mature, lighter, elegant styling of Pessac Leognan, with enough smoke and tobacco to keep the spicy, red fruits interesting.

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