2012 Latour Martillac Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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NM 94 JA 93 WE 91 WA 90
NM 94

Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2013

(NM92-94 points) Tasted twice with consistent notes, the Grand Vin is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot picked from 1 to 16 October at 45hl/ha. If offers plenty of ripe black plum and...
JA 93

janeanson.com, September 2021

As with the 2011, this is pretty much ready to go, although a very different style, with fatter fruits, less elegant but more fruit-forward, enjoyable ripe blackberries and blueberries, touches of liqourice and smoked...
WE 91

Wine Enthusiast, May 2015

This structured wine has juicy acidity as well as big, bold tannins. It’s firm and concentrated, a powerful wine that’s built for aging. Solid and dense rather than generous, this balanced wine needs many years. Drink...
WA 90

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2015

From the Jean Kressmann family, Latour-Martillac has made major strides in quality in both white and red wines for well over 10-15 years. The 2012 has a dense ruby/purple color, and better integration of oak is apparent...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2012
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 14%

Introducing the exquisite 2012 Latour Martillac Bordeaux Blend, a red wine hailing from the renowned Pessac Leognan sub-region of Bordeaux, France. This wine is a true testament to the exceptional craftsmanship of Latour Martillac, a producer that has consistently raised the bar for quality in both their white and red offerings.

In the glass, the 2012 Latour Martillac displays a dense ruby-purple hue that immediately captivates the eye. This vintage showcases a remarkable integration of oak, a testament to the skillful winemaking techniques employed by the Jean Kressmann family. Medium to full-bodied, this wine envelops the senses with an enticing bouquet, revealing luscious aromas of plum, blackcurrant, licorice, and subtle earth notes.

On the palate, the 2012 Latour Martillac exudes elegance and finesse. Ripe tannins provide structure and balance, while the wine's medium to full-bodied nature ensures a delightful mouthfeel. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lasting impression.

Renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded this vintage an impressive 90 points, praising its impeccable quality. Parker describes the wine as medium to full-bodied, with ripe tannins and a long finish. He goes on to recommend enjoying it over the next 15-20 years, a testament to its aging potential.

Neal Martin's Wine Journal also lauds the 2012 Latour Martillac, awarding it a stellar score of 94 points. Martin notes the wine's blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, and 7% Petit Verdot, highlighting its ripe black plum and mulberry fruit aromas. He praises the wine's medium-bodied palate, its soft entry, and the exceptional finish that showcases the wine's class and finesse.

Wine Enthusiast adds to the chorus of praise, awarding this structured wine a score of 91 points. Noting its juicy acidity and big, bold tannins, the publication suggests that this powerful wine is built for aging and recommends enjoying it from 2020 onwards.

Jane Anson, a respected critic, describes the 2012 Latour Martillac as a wine that is ready to be savored. She highlights the wine's fatter fruits, including ripe blackberries and blueberries, as well as notes of licorice and smoked cedar. Anson commends the wine's charm, while noting that the finish may be slightly shorter than desired.

Indulge in the splendor of the 2012 Latour Martillac Bordeaux Blend, a wine that exemplifies the artistry and dedication of Latour Martillac. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for years to come, this wine promises an unforgettable experience.