Chateau LaTour Martillac 2004

Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

$39.99
Item No. 102715
  • red wine
  • WS88
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • WS93
  • RP91
  • WE90
  • 2008
  • WS90
  • WE90
  • 2007
  • WE89
  • 2005
  • WE93
  • WS89
  • RP89

Winemaker's Notes

The wine offers a dark color. Harmonious and mellow fruits and tannins are found on the nose as much as in the tasting. The 2004 vintage is powerful, elegant and well balanced

Critical Acclaim

"Subtle aromas of chocolate, dried herbs and fruit follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a delicate, fruity finish. Best after 2010. 16,000 cases made."
88 Points

Learn About Chateau LaTour Martillac Map ItMap It

The tower, beautifully gracing the main courtyard, gave its name to the estate; it is the only trace left of a small fortified castle built in the 12th century by Montesquieu's forefathers. Edouard Kressmann showed some interest for this growth as early as 1871, when he settled in Bordeaux as a wine merchant. The oldest part of the vineyard, grafted in 1884, still displays the...

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Learn About Pessac-Leognan

(PEH-sak lay-ohn-yawn) One of the top appellations within Graves, Pessac-Leognan is home to the only Graves chateau listed as a first growth in the 1855 Medoc classification - Chateau Haut-Brion. In fact, praise for the chateau dates back to the days of Thomas Jefferson, when, upon visiting the chateau in 1787, he bought 125 bottles for his cellar in Virginia. Notable Facts The...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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