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2018 Latour-Martillac, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1407982 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Latour Martillac bursts from the glass with bold cassis, chocolate-covered cherries and plum preserves scents followed up by smoked meats, violets and aniseed hints plus a waft of Provence herbs. Full-bodied, firm and fine-grained in the mouth, the palate is laden with juicy fruit and savory layers, finishing long and fragrant. (LPB)  (4/2019)

92-95 points Wine Spectator

 Dark plum and boysenberry compote notes are fleshy in feel, infused with dark tea, ganache and licorice accents. There's a smoldering hint through the finish. Intriguing. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now. (JM, Web Only-2019)

94 points Decanter

 This takes its time to open, eventually revealing blackberry and black cherry fruits, layered with liquorice and chocolate, followed by some touches of bitterness on the finish. Harvested 17 September to 10 October, yielding 37hl/ha. (JA)  (3/2019)

93-94 points James Suckling

 The blackberry and wet-earth character with some bark undertones, comes through clearly here. Medium-to full-bodied. Savory finish.  (4/2019)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast

 Firm and spicy, this wine has a dense structure that will lend to good development. It shows a concentrated black-fruit flavor and intense acidity. Expect this wine to have some good medium-term aging. (RV)  (4/2019)

91-94 points Vinous

 The 2018 Latour-Martillac is powerful, dense and explosive, with tremendous richness and energy that drive through to the palate staining finish. Abnormally low yields produced an unusually sumptuous, rich Latour-Martillac. Black cherry, chocolate, spice, gravel and incense build as this arrestingly beautiful wine shows off its racy, curvy personality. The blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. Tasted three times. (AG)  (4/2019)

Jancis Robinson

 Black core. Lovely fragrance of fresh dark fruit and something like lavender. Dark-fruited but still pretty. Elegant, scented with a complex range of aromas that are dark fruit, crushed rocks, and a hint of something floral. Poised and fresh. 17/20 points. (JH)  (3/2019)

K&L Notes

90-92 points Neal Martin in Vinous: "The 2018 Latour-Martillac has an outgoing, menthol-tinged bouquet, glossy and maybe missing a little Pessac typicity. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, moderate depth, tarry black fruit with a savory, tobacco infused finish. I like the 'flow' of this Pessac - it seems very cohesive, although it just needs more finesse and vivacity."

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