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CHÂTEAU LATOUR-MARTILLAC

Rouge, Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classe 2005

Bordeaux
Size: Bottle

The Kressmann family's Grand Cru estate, in the heart of Graves: Pessac-Léognan.

$450

Tasting Notes

" A deep ruby/purple-tinged color is followed by aromas of lead pencil shavings, smoke, toasty oak, and sweet black cherries and currants in this medium-bodied Pessac-Leognan. It possesses good acidity, excellent concentration, and a firm, slightly austere, astringent finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2025." - Robert Parker
Country
France
Style
Red
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec
Region
Bordeaux
Vintage
2005
Appellation
Pessac-Léognan
Producer
CHÂTEAU LATOUR-MARTILLAC
bottle size
Bottle
Classification
None
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CHÂTEAU LATOUR-MARTILLAC

Classified in 1953, the cru was named after the Tower in the interior courtyard, the only remains of a small fort constructed in the XIIth century by their Montesquieu ancestors. The estate attracted the attention of Edouard Kressmann as soon as his company was founded in 1871 and he advised the owners on vineyard management for a number of years, including grafting and planting parcels by varietal. His eldest son Alfred bought the Château in 1930. With his son Jean, they designed a label for the family’s new Cru wine. They were inspired by the Art Deco movement, which was very much in fashion at the time, to create the famous « gold and sandy stripes » design that still adorns the wine today.

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