2012 Chateau Lespault-Martillac Rouge (750ml)

Merlot from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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Review Score: 91V, 91JS, 90WA
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
B-21 Top Recommendation: Read More

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The 2012 Lespault-Martillac is soft and open-knit, with the fruit pushed forward. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate, mint, spice and crushed flowers are all laced together nicely. The 2012 is 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon. Much of the wine's juicy personality comes from the high presence of Merlot. Since 2009 Lespault-Martillac has been managed by Oliver Bernard and his team at Domaine de Chevalier.

91 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Jul 2015)

A solid and silky red with currant, berry and plum character. Full to medium body, fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Stylish and interesting. Better in 2016.

91 points, James Suckling (Feb 2015)

This property, which is owned by Domaine de Chevalier, has produced a wine that is a blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a very supple-textured, medium to full-bodied wine, with an impressively saturated ruby/purple color. The graphite, barbecue smoke, blackcurrants and black cherries make for an intriguing and fascinating medium to full-bodied wine with plenty of velvety texture. This is lush, plump, very complex and promising. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.

90 points, Wine Advocate (Issue # 218 - Apr 2015)