2021 Blanc Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

Grapes Sauv Blanc, Sémillon
Colour White
Origin France, Bordeaux
Village Pessac-Léognan
Classification Cru Classé
ABV 13%

Smoky gooseberries, seashell minerality, waxed lemons and sour cream on the nose. The bright and zingy palate shows good width and mineral tension. Saline, focused and long. Drink or hold. Zekun Shuai Senior Editor Rating: 93 James Suckling, (Jul 2024)

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57% Sauvignon Blanc, 43% Semillon. This is keen-edged wine with little oak adornments, and this means it has a purity and sharpness to the back of the palate that gives it energy and bounce. While I don’t doubt it will age well, the fruit is combative, exciting and feisty, and I feel that I would like to drink it before it gets to four years of age. Rating: 17.5 Matthew Jukes (Jun 2022)

Fresh and crisp with green apple, nettle, pineapple and gooseberry. A hint of white pepper, too. Medium-bodied with a vibrant finish. Rating: 92-93 James Suckling, (May 2022)

Touches of grated ginger, this is fresh, powerful and intense, with slate, white pear and apricot, stretches out through the palate, great quality. Tasted twice. Drinking range: 2022 - 2032 Rating: 93 Jane Anson, (May 2022)

Château Latour Martillac

The 'tour' of the estate's name is a tower that stands in the main courtyard of the estate - it is all that remains of a 12th century fort. The rest of the fort was demolished and the stones used to built the château sometime in the 18th century. A Bordeaux wine merchant, Edouard Kressmann, purchased the estate in 1871 and the Kressmann family own and run it to this day. In 1930, the striking art-deco inspired label was created. Also in 1930, the word 'Martillac' was appended to the name to avoid confusion with any other Château Latours there might be. They produce both red and white Pessac-Léognan, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot vines being grown on the slightly higher gravel soils of the Martillac plateau above the château and Merlot, Sauvignon and Semillon growing on the clay/limestone land nearer the River Garonne.

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