Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Latour Martillac bursts from the glass with bold cassis, chocolate-covered cherries and plum preserves scents followed up by smoked meats, violets and aniseed hints plus a waft of Provence herbs. Full-bodied, firm and fine-grained in the mouth, the palate is laden with juicy fruit and savory layers, finishing long and fragrant.
93-95 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Apr 2019)
The blackberry and wet-earth character with some bark undertones, comes through clearly here. Medium-to full-bodied. Savory finish.
93-94 points, James Suckling (Apr 2019)
Firm and spicy, this wine has a dense structure that will lend to good development. It shows a concentrated black-fruit flavor and intense acidity. Expect this wine to have some good medium-term aging.
92-94 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Apr 2019)
The 2018 Latour-Martillac is powerful, dense and explosive, with tremendous richness and energy that drive through to the palate staining finish. Abnormally low yields produced an unusually sumptuous, rich Latour-Martillac. Black cherry, chocolate, spice, gravel and incense build as this arrestingly beautiful wine shows off its racy, curvy personality. The blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. Tasted three times.
91-94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Apr 2019)