Dunnuck: "Showing brilliantly (as are most top whites from the vintage), the 2021 Château Lespault-Martillac Blanc is based on 80% Sauvignon and 20% Semillon, harvested between the 13th and 20th of September, that's still resting in 25% new French oak. It offers beautiful peach and pineapple-like fruits as well as medium-bodied richness, a terrific core of sweet fruit, nicely integrated acidity, and the focused, vibrant, classic style of the vintage front and center. I'd be happy with bottles in my cellar."
Suckling: "A medium-bodied, textured and spicy white with lingering notes of sliced green apple, clove and fennel. Persistent and very fresh. Lengthy."
Wine Cellar Insider: "Flowers, lemon rind, orange blossom, green apples and spice create the nose. Fresh, creamy, fruity, juicy and lively, with a blast of green apples, pink grapefruit, tangerine and yellow citrus on your palate that hit everything just right. The wine blends 65% Sauvignon Blanc with 35% Semillon. Drink from 2023-2030."
Wine Advocate: "The 2021 Lespault-Martillac Blanc exhibits aromas of gooseberries, crisp orchard fruit, citrus zest and pastry cream, followed by a medium-bodied, fleshy and charming palate underpinned by lively acids and concluding with a saline finish."
Neal Martin: "The 2021 Lespault-Martillac Blanc has an attractive bouquet: white peach and chamomile, touches of citrus peel. The palate is well balanced with a nice bead of acidity, fine weight with a touch of a twist of sour lemon mixed with orange rind on the finish. Delicious. This should be ready just a few months postbottling."
Chateau Lespault Martillac
Chateau Lespault Martillac, Route de la Solitude, 33650 Martillac, Frankreich