2017 Latour-Martillac Blanc (Pessac)

Lemon, white flower and nettle, and that pungent Sauvignon Blanc note that evokes lime juice mixed with wasabi. Round, weighty, full of depth, yet lifted by the bright acidity. The finish is serious, saline and persistent. (NT 30/07/20)
Pessac-Leognan, Graves, Bordeaux FRANCE
Wine Style
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Style
drink or keep
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Wine Score
91-93 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, May 2018
91 points, Jane Anson, decanter.com, April 2018
16 points, Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com, April 2018
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2017 Latour-Martillac Blanc (Pessac)

Media Reviews

Neal Martin

The 2017 Latour-Martillac Blanc has a lifted linden, Granny Smith apple and nettle scented bouquet that opens nicely with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, fresh and focused with a satisfying sense of tension. It is a subtle Pessac-Léognan Blanc, unfolding in the glass to reveal light nectarine and stone fruit notes towards the finish. This is a strong performance from Latour-Martillac and it comes recommended. 91-93 points

Jane Anson

A touch of reduction on the first nose clears to reveal a tight and austere wine that gathers steam through the palate and finishes with bright, juicy, mouthfilling stone fruits. 91 points

Julia Harding

A more subtle aroma than on the Larrivet Haut-Brion just tasted. Citrus and stony minerality. Grapefruit-pith tang. Very crisp on the palate, almost eye-watering, but there`s richness too, full-fruited and sweetened/balanced by the oak. Lightly chewy finish. Moderate length. 16 points

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