We reveale the secret behind the “Mystery Wine”
The Millesima team was present at the Weekend of the Grands Crus – organized by the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux – today, the 4th of June, and we organized an open blind tasting. This game of “Guess the Mystery Wine” attracted many visitors and wine enthusiasts. Everyone tasted a wine blind and had to guess what it was.
We now reveale the secret:
Château Latour Martillac 2010
The winner will be drawn from all the right answers and will be notified during the week of the 13th of June. We will then deliver the big format of Château Latour Martillac 2010 directly to his adress.
Chateau Latour-Martillac is classified as a Grand Cru Classé since the 1953 classification of Graves. The name of the estate derives from the tower in the main courtyard of the property. The white wines of the estate fascinated a wine merchant, Edouard Kressmann, and in 1930 his eldest son Alfred purchased the chateau. He worked to well develop the red wine of the estate, and today the fourth generation of the family still carries the winemaking process of the Chateau Latour-Martillac.
Chateau Latour-Martillac is located in appellation of Pessac-Léognan. The estate benefits from the excellent gravelly hilltop near the village of Martillac. The soil is composed of gravel, clay and limestone, and careful work in the vineyard ensures that the best qualities of this land are utilised. The white varietals, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle, are harvested successively, as soon as they reach their optimum maturity. The white wines are aged on the lees and then in oak barrels. The red wines are composed of a blend of mostly Merlot, with smaller proportions of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The harvest occurs by hand and the wine is aged for fifteen-eighteen months in oak barrels.
The 2010 Vintage
Period of harvest
September 22nd to October 18th.
55% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Petit Verdot
The Wine Advocate by Neil Martin – 95 pts (2014/01)
« Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. This is a great La Tour Martillac that must be one of the finest releases from the estate in recent years. It has quite an elegant understated bouquet with autumn leaves infusing the black fruit profile, later tobacco and cigar box. Good vigour and class. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity on the entry. It is underpinned by good structure, with plenty of red and black fruit and an engaging delineated finish brimming with energy. There is some high quality terroir and fruit here. »
Wine Spectator – 92 pts (2013/03)
« Dense, but supple along the edges, offering a packed core of cassis, blackberry and black cherry fruit. The lovely licorice, dark tobacco and violet notes glide to the finish, which shows solid, latent grip. Best from 2015 through 2025. 12,500 cases made. »
Wine Enthusiast – 93 pts (2013/05)
« 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. »
Between 16°C / 61°F and 18°C / 64°F.