Chateau Latour Martillac

Chateau Latour Martillac People & Places Wine Travel
  • Monday 20 July 2009

Address:
Château Latour Martillac
S.C.E.A Vignobles Jean Kressmann
33650 Martillac
France

Telephone: +33 (0)5 57 97 71 11

Website: www.latour-martillac.com

Email: latourmartillac@latourmartillac.com

Visits: By appointment only

Details: Cru Classé de Graves (red & white), Pessac-Léognan, 33ha red/9ha white, light gravel

Vineyards: Red: Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot Noir 35%, Petit Verdot 2%. White: Semillon 55%, Sauvignon Blanc 40%, Muscadelle 5%.

History:

Latour Martillac gets its name from the 12th century tower that stands at its gateway, all that remains of a 12th century fortified castle. The Château's hectares were once attached to the noble house of La Brède - the birthplace of the 17th century political thinker Montesquieu - but it owes its success to German wine merchant Edouard Kressmann. After many years involvement in helping to perfect the production of his favourite wine, he and his son Alfred bought the estate in 1929. Latour Martillac is now managed by great-grandsons Tristan and Loïc Kressmann.

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Tasting notes:

2008 en primeur

2007 en primeur

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2005 panel tasting

2005 en primeur

2008 en primeur white

2007 panel tasting white

2007 en primeur white

2006 en primeur white

2005 panel tasting white

2005 en primeur white

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