VINUM: "Zurückhaltende Ausbauprägung; ungemein saftiger Auftakt, fleischige Entwicklung, Tannin mit Schliff, grosse Länge, perfekt abgestimmter Alkohol; überragende Präzision und ideale Balance: der beste hier je verkostete Rotwein!"
JEB DUNNUCK: "The ruby/plum-hued 2022 Château Latour-Martillac offers up a smoking good bouquet of ripe currants, cassis, and assorted blue fruits as well as some classic Graves chocolate, scorched earth, and floral notes. Full-bodied, rich, and textured, it has lots of ripeness yet never goes over the top and stays balanced and lively."
LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: „Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2022 Latour-Martillac Rouge swans out with showy scents of Morello cherries, blackcurrant cordial, and mulberries, leading to hints of lilacs and Sichuan pepper. The medium to full-bodied palate has a firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins with seamless freshness to support the bright fruit, finishing long and fragrant."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Deeply colored, initially you notice, dried roses, blackberries, black cherries, cocoa, pepper, and 5 spice on the nose. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is packed with layers of creamy, elegant, ripe, dark, red fruits with hints of pepper and even some cocoa that comes in at the end of the long, plummy finish. This should age quite nice well, yet be approachable young. The wine blends 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. 14.5% ABV, pH 3.73. Harvesting took place September 6 - September 28. Drink from 2026-2042."
DECANTER: "Juicy and rich, this is quit concentrated and intense, with dark ripe fruits. I like the intensity here, it's dark and ripe but remains clean and crystalline with lovely purity of fruit despite being dense. Less immediately appealing than some, but this is so slick and charming, creamy, well built with freshness and a sense of definition that is lovely. Still quite compact with liquorice tang but it's good, juicy, serious. Mineral too. Slightly lean, but the tannins really work here and there is such concentration in the fruit that you know they haven't over extracted. A yield of 42hl/ha."
THE WINE ADVOCATE: "A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, the 2022 Latour Martillac displays aromas of cassis, blueberry, raspberry, licorice, menthol, iris and violet. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is perfectly balanced, fleshy in the mid-palate and seamless with a moderately concentrated and elegant texture. The new winery allows for more accuracy during the winemaking process, and it is noticeable."
WEINWISSER: "Verhaltener Beginn, zarte rotbeerige Konturen, dunkles Edelholz, Szechuanpfeffer und Preiselbeermus. Am dichten Gaumen mit weicher Textur, sandigem Extrakt, feinsprödem und straffem Körper. Im gebündelten Finale verschlankt er sich mit Tabakblatt, Baumnussschale und mehliger Adstringenz. 2028 – 2045."
JANCIS ROBINSON: "Mid purplish crimson. Fragrant, almost floral and appealing on the nose. Mouth-filling and lifted with excellent balance. Pure Graves with an attractive stony quality on the refreshing finish. You would never guess this is the product of a hot, dry growing season. Fine tannins in abundance but by no means aggressive."