2014 Latour-Martillac, 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. (RV)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Château Latour-Martillac 2014 has a light, slightly pinched bouquet with sultry blackberry and briary fruit, but missing the sense of energy of a great vintage. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet ripe dark cherry and peppery entry. The tannins feel soft, saturated even, and the finish compensates for the nose with commendable precision if not quite the length. (NM)
Ripe but racy, with the core of raspberry, plum and blackberry confiture coursing along thanks to mouthwatering acidity, while anise, cinnamon and black tea notes fill the finish. Shows admirable grip, too. (Web only-2015) (JM)
A rich and fruity red with lots of fruit and fresh tannins. Big and juicy. Muscular.
Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco and wild flowers meld together in the 2014 Latour-Martillac. Unusually supple and fruit-driven, the 2014 offers lovely up-front intensity, but then loses just a touch of persistence on the mid-palate and finish. (ID)