2014 Latour-Martillac Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)
*Barrel Sample* This is a very fine wine, with intense acidity, green edges and smoky fruit flavors. It is complex and tightly textured, promising good aging potential.
Dense and silky texture for a white with sliced apple, pear and stone character. Full and solid. Texture of a red wine. Solid.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Château Latour-Martillac Blanc 2014 has voluminous nose: tinned pineapple intermingling with white peach and citrus aromas, but perhaps missing the killer delineation of its peers at this point. The palate is well balanced with a dab of sour lemon on the entry. It gently builds in the mouth, mustering more and more precision until the finish that delivers lemongrass mixed with orange zest notes. This will be fascinating to revisit after bottling. It does not quite know what it wants to do at the moment... it may evolve into a very fine white Pessac-Léognan that will exceed my score. 90-92+ (NM)
The 2014 Latour-Martillac Blanc offers good energy and tension throughout. White flowers, crushed rocks, lime and lemon peel are all crystalline and pure in the glass. There is good depth to the fruit although some slightly rough edges remain. (AG)
*Barrel Tasting* Features a plump core of white peach and lemon granita, offset by honeysuckle and tarragon notes. Shows a twinge of lime on the finish. (Web only—2015)