2020 Latour Martillac Blanc

Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
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JD 94 VN 94 WE 94 DC 93 JS 93 JA 92 JL 92 WS 92 WA 91
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, May 2021

(92-94 points) The deep inky colored 2020 Château Latour-Martillac is another classic Graves from this vintage with loads to love. Lots of red, blue, and black fruits, notes of flowers, chocolate, and gravelly earth...
VN 94

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Latour-Martillac Blanc has shut down since tasting from barrel, yet it opens with yellow plum, jasmine and light frangipane scents. I admire the precision here. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, June 2021

(WE 92–94 points) Citrus and crisp white apples go with the wine's mineral texture. It is balanced, full of white fruits as well as the beginnings of fine concentration. The wine will age well over the medium term. -...
DC 93

Decanter, May 2021

I love this white, it has confidence and power and a sense of direction as well as a slate minerality that drags though the palate in a good way. Savoury white fruit - good stuff. A yield of 44hl/ha, 25% new oak. 14...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, December 2022

This has aromas of grapefruit, cardamom, juniper, apricots, lemon curd and lemongrass. Zesty and spicy with excellent weight and ripeness too. Medium to full body. Lengthy and concentrated. Drink now or hold.
JA 92

janeanson.com, January 2023

Easy-going, subtle charm, finely boned structure, lime blossom and citrus, enjoyable, soft on the finish with plenty of charm. 44hl/ha yield, 25% new oak, with lees stirring. Diam cork closure.
JL 92

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2021

Flowers, waxy lemon, honeysuckle, grapefruit and tangerine peel scents take no effort to find. The palate is fresh, sweet, juicy and vibrant, with creamy textures, minerality, purity and freshness in the citrus dominated...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, January 2023

Glistens with wet pebble, verbena, tarragon and lemon peel notes, along with gooseberry, grapefruit and white peach flavors. There's a lot to like in this wine. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Drink now through 2026.  – JM
WA 91

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

Unwinding in the glass with aromas of pastry cream, grapefruit, beeswax and macadamia nut, the 2020 Latour Martillac Blanc is medium to full-bodied, satiny and concentrated, with ripe acids, chalky extract and a saline...


Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Closure Cork

The 2020 Latour Martillac Blanc is a captivating white wine hailing from the esteemed Bordeaux region of France. With its elegant appearance and enticing aromas, this wine truly embodies the essence of a classic Bordeaux Blanc.

In the glass, the Latour Martillac Blanc unveils a pale straw color, reminiscent of golden sunlight dancing on a summer afternoon. The nose is a symphony of delicate scents, with notes of pastry cream, grapefruit, beeswax, and macadamia nut wafting effortlessly from the glass. It is a bouquet that invites you to explore further, promising a sensory journey like no other.

On the palate, this wine is medium to full-bodied, revealing a satiny texture that caresses the taste buds. The concentrated flavors of ripe acids, chalky extract, and a saline finish create a harmonious balance that is both refreshing and indulgent. There is an underlying energy that lingers on the palate, leaving a lasting impression of finesse and sophistication.

Renowned wine critic William Kelley of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded the 2020 Latour Martillac Blanc a well-deserved score of 91 points. Kelley describes the wine as having a captivating array of aromas and a satiny texture, highlighting its ripe acids and chalky extract.

Other esteemed critics also join in praising this remarkable wine. Jeff Leve of TheWineCellarInsider.com awarded it 92 points, noting its fresh, sweet, and juicy palate with creamy textures and a vibrant citrus finish. Decanter awarded it an impressive score of 93 points, emphasizing its confidence, power, and slate minerality. James Suckling awarded it 93 points, praising its zesty and spicy character, excellent weight, and ripeness.

Vinous, another respected publication, gave it an outstanding score of 94 points, with Neal Martin commending its precision, well-balanced palate, and defined finish. Jeb Dunnuck also joined the chorus of praise with a score of 94 points, highlighting its elegance, purity, and outstanding balance.

With such accolades from renowned critics, it is clear that the 2020 Latour Martillac Blanc is a wine of exceptional quality and craftsmanship. Whether enjoyed now or aged for further development, this white Bordeaux is sure to delight wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.