2013 Chateau Latour-Martillac Blanc Reviews


Chateau Latour-Martillac Blanc

A Blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sémillon.

Consulting Winemaker Denis Dubourdieu




2013 Chateau Latour-Martillac Blanc Reviews

2013 Chateau Latour-Martillac Blanc

95 Points James Suckling

So much licorice and fennel seed on the nose with lemon and dried pear undertones. Full body, bright acidity and lots of stone, apple skin and citrus undertones. A solid and serious dry white that will deliver pleasure now but will improve for many years ahead.

93 Points Wine Enthusiast

This wine is all herbal fruits, with spice from the wood-aging and lively acidity. It has considerable potential, full of its nervy texture, minerality and tight acidity. Wait at least into 2020. Tristan and Loïc Kressmann now run the family estate.

91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2013 Chateau LaTour Martillac Blanc has a grassy, lime and gooseberry-scented bouquet, the Sauvignon Blanc in charge and driving the aromatics. The palate is crisp and fresh on the entry with a pleasant saline entry, a touch of bitter lemon and a vibrant, quite sustained finish that just attenuates slightly, though I suspect that will be addressed with bottle age. Bunker this in your cellar for 3 or 4 years before reaching for the waiter’s friend.

90 Points Wine Spectator

Stylish, with an alluring brioche edge underscoring the white peach, verbena and straw flavors. Stays racy through the finish, presenting a lingering whiff of toast.

89 Points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

Bright straw yellow. Sauvignon-dominated aromas of white flowers, grapefruit and sage. Then slightly austere in the mouth, with grapefruit and sage flavors lifted by lively acidity and complicated by a strong wet stone quality. Finishes saline and long, with bracing acidity. This should age extremely well, and I think it will need at least eight to ten from the vintage to show its best.