Lacroix Martillac Pessac-Leognan - Bordeaux , France
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Lacroix Martillac Pessac-Leognan - Bordeaux , France
Lacroix Martillac Pessac-Leognan - Bordeaux , France
Lacroix Martillac Pessac-Leognan - Bordeaux , France
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Lacroix Martillac Pessac-Leognan - Bordeaux , France
Lacroix Martillac Pessac-Leognan - Bordeaux , France

Lacroix Martillac Pessac-Leognan 2012 - Bordeaux , France

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91-92/100 James Suckling (2019 vintage)
92/100 James Suckling (2018 vintage)
90/100 Wine Enthusiast (2018 vintage)
91/100 James Suckling (2017 vintage)
90/100 Wine Enthusiast (2017 vintage)
93/100 James Suckling (2016 vintage)
90/100 Wine Enthusiast (2016 vintage)
91/100 James Suckling (2014 vintage)
91/100 Wine Enthusiast (2011 vintage)
90/100 Falstaff (2010 vintage)
89/100 Cellartracker (2010 vintage)

Silver Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (2016 vintage)

James Suckling "Some berries, spice and walnuts. Chocolate, too. Full-bodied, creamy and polished. Solid intensity." (2019 vintage)

James Suckling "Aromas of berries, ash and light chocolate follow through to a full body with round, polished tannins and a long, creamy-textured finish. Nicely done. Try after 2023." (2018 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "With the extra year, this wine has softened from its initial tight and crisp character. It has an attractive touch of spice along with bright apple and tangy lemon zest. Drink this balanced wine now. Roger Voss" (2018 vintage)

James Suckling "Attractive, ripe dark fruit, spiced biscuits and currants abound. Impressive, dark-fruit flesh at the mid-palate and an even wrap of tannin. Good depth and drive. Drink or hold." (2017 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "The second white wine of Latour-Martillac shows great richness as well as fruitiness." (2017 vintage)

James Suckling "I love the ripe red and black-fruit nose, where hints of graphite and vanilla add complexity. An elegant, mid-weight wine with nice freshness, as well as good concentration and a long, clean and moderately dry finish that promises well for the future. A blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Better from 2020." (2016 vintage)

James Suckling "Some coffee and chocolate there, but the cassis fruit is dominant. Mid-weight with crisp acidity and some nice dry tannins that build on the fresh finish. Drink now." (2014 Vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "This selection from different parcels in the Latour-Martillac vineyard is released when the chateau believes it is ready to drink. This wine is showing attractive signs of maturity as well as some of the tannins that mark out this vintage. It will probably remain on the dry side, meaning it will always be a food wine." (2011 vintage)

Falstaff "First maturity on the nose with chocolaty and nutty nougat notes as well as rudimentary almost truffle aromas. Melted palate at the beginning, round and soft at the beginning and then slightly tapering over the course of the palate and with mellow graininess in the tannins, juicy with surprisingly mild acidity considering the vintage, mineral undertones and a long-lasting, spicy juiciness on the finish. Should continue to refine for a few more years and then stay on its maturity plateau for a long time. -Ulrich Sautter" (2010 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

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."

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.

91-92/100 James Suckling (2019 vintage)
92/100 James Suckling (2018 vintage)
90/100 Wine Enthusiast (2018 vintage)
91/100 James Suckling (2017 vintage)
90/100 Wine Enthusiast (2017 vintage)
93/100 James Suckling (2016 vintage)
90/100 Wine Enthusiast (2016 vintage)
91/100 James Suckling (2014 vintage)
91/100 Wine Enthusiast (2011 vintage)
90/100 Falstaff (2010 vintage)
89/100 Cellartracker (2010 vintage)

Silver Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (2016 vintage)

James Suckling "Some berries, spice and walnuts. Chocolate, too. Full-bodied, creamy and polished. Solid intensity." (2019 vintage)

James Suckling "Aromas of berries, ash and light chocolate follow through to a full body with round, polished tannins and a long, creamy-textured finish. Nicely done. Try after 2023." (2018 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "With the extra year, this wine has softened from its initial tight and crisp character. It has an attractive touch of spice along with bright apple and tangy lemon zest. Drink this balanced wine now. Roger Voss" (2018 vintage)

James Suckling "Attractive, ripe dark fruit, spiced biscuits and currants abound. Impressive, dark-fruit flesh at the mid-palate and an even wrap of tannin. Good depth and drive. Drink or hold." (2017 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "The second white wine of Latour-Martillac shows great richness as well as fruitiness." (2017 vintage)

James Suckling "I love the ripe red and black-fruit nose, where hints of graphite and vanilla add complexity. An elegant, mid-weight wine with nice freshness, as well as good concentration and a long, clean and moderately dry finish that promises well for the future. A blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Better from 2020." (2016 vintage)

James Suckling "Some coffee and chocolate there, but the cassis fruit is dominant. Mid-weight with crisp acidity and some nice dry tannins that build on the fresh finish. Drink now." (2014 Vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "This selection from different parcels in the Latour-Martillac vineyard is released when the chateau believes it is ready to drink. This wine is showing attractive signs of maturity as well as some of the tannins that mark out this vintage. It will probably remain on the dry side, meaning it will always be a food wine." (2011 vintage)

Falstaff "First maturity on the nose with chocolaty and nutty nougat notes as well as rudimentary almost truffle aromas. Melted palate at the beginning, round and soft at the beginning and then slightly tapering over the course of the palate and with mellow graininess in the tannins, juicy with surprisingly mild acidity considering the vintage, mineral undertones and a long-lasting, spicy juiciness on the finish. Should continue to refine for a few more years and then stay on its maturity plateau for a long time. -Ulrich Sautter" (2010 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

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."

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.