2010 Chateau Latour-Martillac
Deep ruby with a medium garnet rim, the first nose gives Sweet Prune and cocoa fruit with various secondary nuances- tones of Old leather, tobacco, herbs, graphite, liquorice, coffee and chocolates in balance. Then the red-fruited palate with minerality leads to a dry finish. Medium bodied. Many consider this an insider's wine from Pessac Leognan- maybe too stonier style to the general consumer and non-connaisseur.
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Scores are reasonably high. The highest is a WA95 by NM. In the 92-93 range, James Suckling, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, Vinous. The lowest is a 90 by Lisa Perrotti-Brown, who commented that it is a bit dry on the finish.