2010 Latour Martillac Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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NM 95 JA 94 JS 93 WE 93 WS 92
NM 95

Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014

Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. This is a great La Tour Martillac that must be one the finest releases from the estate in recent years. It has quite an elegant understated bouquet with autumn leaves...
JA 94

janeanson.com, September 2021

A darker feel overall than the 2009 - bilberry, cassis, blackberry notes, shot through with the sharper acidities of redcurrant and raspberry to add lift. The tannins remain just a touch austere at 11 years old, but you...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, April 2011

(92-93 points) I love the mid-palate to this young and attractive red, with silky tannins and alluring mineral, berry and stone character. Enchanting.
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, May 2013

This is an austere, structured wine. Its tannic framework currently dominates, giving the impression of a firm wine. It feels like classic Bordeaux, upright and dense. This makes for a wine that will need several years...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, March 2013

Dense, but supple along the edges, offering a packed core of cassis, blackberry and black cherry fruit. The lovely licorice, dark tobacco and violet notes glide to the finish, which shows solid, latent grip. Best from...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2010
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 14%

The 2010 Latour Martillac is a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the esteemed Pessac Leognan sub-region of Bordeaux, France. This red wine, with its deep garnet color, exudes elegance and sophistication right from the first glance. With an alcohol percentage of 14.0, it promises a bold and powerful experience for the discerning wine enthusiast.

Upon swirling the glass, aromas of autumn leaves immediately captivate the senses, intertwining with the luscious black fruit profile. As the bouquet evolves, hints of tobacco and cigar box emerge, adding an extra layer of complexity to the wine. It is a truly understated and refined aroma, showcasing the high quality terroir and fruit that this wine possesses.

On the palate, the 2010 Latour Martillac reveals its medium-bodied nature with a crisp acidity that dances on the tongue. The structure of the wine is impeccable, providing a solid foundation for the abundance of red and black fruit flavors that unfold. The finish is delineated and brimming with energy, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.

Renowned wine critic Neal Martin, from Neal Martin's Wine Journal, blind tasted this wine and awarded it an impressive score of 95 points. He describes it as one of the finest releases from the estate in recent years, highlighting its vigour, class, and engaging finish. Wine Spectator also praises this wine, giving it a score of 92 points and noting its dense yet supple character, packed with cassis, blackberry, and black cherry fruit.

Though still exhibiting a firm tannic structure, Wine Enthusiast recognizes the potential of the 2010 Latour Martillac, awarding it 93 points and suggesting several years of aging to fully appreciate its austere and classic Bordeaux style. Jane Anson, from janeanson.com, rates this wine with 94 points and describes it as having a darker feel compared to the 2009 vintage, with notes of bilberry, cassis, and blackberry, complemented by the sharper acidities of redcurrant and raspberry.

James Suckling, from jamessuckling.com, also praises this wine, awarding it a score of 93 points and highlighting its alluring mineral, berry, and stone character on the mid-palate.

Overall, the 2010 Latour Martillac is a wine that embodies the essence of Bordeaux. With its elegance, structure, and complexity, it promises a remarkable drinking experience that will continue to evolve and delight over the years. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for further maturation, this wine is a true gem from the renowned Latour Martillac producer.