Château Latour-Martillac 2009 White (Pessac-Léognan)
Already delicious, this wine shows its wood aging with such finesse, while letting its elegant white-fruit flavor come through. It has an herbaceous edge, rounded out with a more ripe fruit character. This is meant for aging.
Château Latour-Martillac 2010 Red (Pessac-Léognan)
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’ aging.
Château Latour-Martillac 2005 Barrel sample Red (Pessac-Léognan)
91-93 Barrel sample. With its dryness, this seems at first to be all tannin. There is, though, a black currant fruit flavor that shows through after the wine has been in the mouth for a while, and the aftertaste has fine acidity. This should develop well.