2005 Latour-Martillac, Pessac-Léognan SKU #1194609


JS 93 WE 91-93 RP 90
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  • Jeff Garneau
    By: Jeff Garneau
    K&L Staff Member
    One of the top vintages of the decade in Bordeaux, and a great success at Latour-Martillac. The perfect choice for the cellar. Still youthful at more than ten years of age with lively acidity and firm tannins. Very fresh with ripe, sweet fruit. Will keep well for another 5 years at least then drink well for another decade or more. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot.
  • Joe Manekin
    By: Joe Manekin
    K&L Staff Member
    We recently were lucky to taste through a fairly extensive vertical of this excellent Graves estate's wines. The 2005, as Clyde wisely suggested, seems to combine aspects of the excellent 2009 and 2010 vintages. It shows loads of potential in its bright, focused fruit and early stage development, though the tannins seem to still be obscuring some of the greatness in this wine. It would do quite well for a steak and claret evening if given an hour decant, though I suspect that the 15 year rule (15 years from the vintage) applies for those who want to to enjoy this wine as it truly hit its stride.
  • Clyde Beffa Jr.
    By: Clyde Beffa Jr.
    K&L Staff Member
    This property has been neglected by us in the past-our mistake. The 2005 has great terroir on the nose and palate. Plenty of structure for the cellar and a sweet middle fruit.
    Drink from 2015 to 2025


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