Lacroix Martillac Pessac-Leognan 2014 - Bordeaux, France
This is great……and here’s why!90/100 Wine Enthusiast (2017 vintage)
90/100 Wine Enthusiast (2016 vintage)
91/100 Wine Enthusiast (2011 vintage)
Decanter "The Kressman family are reliable producers of often good value classified Pessac. Here again this is a very attractive wine....This is expertly done, no question that they are working with the vintage, and I am all for savoury fruit but this is lean in the mid-palate, and is one for lovers of classic-styled Bordeaux. The tannins are firm and oaking evident without being too much, ground coffee beans on the finish."
Wine Enthusiast "The second white wine of Latour-Martillac shows great richness as well as fruitiness." (2017 vintage)
The winemaker “On the nose, aromas of red fruits (cherry, wild strawberries) and blackcurrant. The palate is elegant and soft with notes of red fruits and lightly oaked. Well-balanced with good tannins on the finish.”
55% Cabernet Sauvignon; 40% Merlot; 5% Petit Verdot
Château Latour-Martillac is a well-known Grand Cru Bordeaux property owned by the highly regarded Kressman family. The wines of Château Latour-Martillac gained widespread attention in 1934, when the red vintage was selected by the Wine and Spirit Benevolent Society of London for the celebration of the coronation of His Majesty George VI in December 1936.
Pessac-Leognan is a prestigious appellation for wines produced in a particular area of the Bordeaux region of south-western France. A relatively new appellation, it was carved out of the Graves sub-region in 1987 – recognized in its own right on the merits of its high-quality red and white wines. This was a significant change, as many of the chateaux in what is now Pessac-Leognan were the best performers in the Graves Classification of 1959.
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. Its three trump cards are diversity, quality and quantity. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation. The finest (and most expensive) of these come from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines, both dry styles (particularly from Pessac-Léognan) and the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.
A Bordeaux Blend is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon is widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend along with Merlot. In fact, the majority of Bordeaux Blend wines are often made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties. The remaining components are Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec.