2004 Château La Tour-Martillac

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Graves
  • > Pessac-Léognan
Drink between 2007 - 2012
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • Bistroo wrote: (94 points)

    December 16, 2012 - Perfect

  • wabi47 wrote: (88 points)

    October 24, 2010 - at les sources de caudalie; medium body; red currant and baking spices with minor oak and good acidity; i dont notice the tannins that much; elegant but still a bit too potent for the pigeon and lobster

  • mukden Does not like this wine: (88 points)

    August 15, 2010 - MAYBE NOT. A decent MOR bordeaux with a good deep colour but not much beyond the promise that it could more. Had a good cb turn to it but not clear that it would do or whether it could even be any better (Toulouse, 2010).

  • Vinoguy wrote: (90 points)

    February 23, 2008 - Decanter Bordeaux Fine Wine Encounter (The Landmark Hotel, London): Lead pencil nose, not as intense or tannic as the 2005. Silky texture, nice and round with balanced tannins. 89 - 90 pts.

  • noppakit s. wrote: (91 points)

    January 24, 2008 - Oh ! no, I can't believe. After decanted 1 hour, it represents the classic style of Graves, elegance nose of earth, stone, followed by white chocolate, soft, smooth and dramatic, I fall so deep.

    Medium to full-bodied and very good structure, Tha balance is superb. The acidity is perfect. Very very fine tannin. How comes ? This is 2004, right ? Now I'm seriously thinking about the 2005.'s wonderful silky, lift my imagination blow and away with the 2nd impact. I never drink this wine in last 10 years because of its label. I always go for Haut-Bailly or else. This wine is similar to Malartic-Lagraviere but more texture.

    91-92/100 or 96-97/100... I'm so confused....seductive ?

    ...a young girl with normal-nice-looking face but her shape is to die for...I'm serious...sweet-talking woman....

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Bordeaux in The Kitchen, Episode #648, 3/26/2009 (link) 89+ points

    (Chateau Latour Martilliac Rouge) COLOR-dark; NOSE-lots of black fruit; some dustiness; black cherry; good nose; TASTE-good firm tannins; nice richness; good depth on the back-end; good really black cherry coming through on the back-end; some black olives on the finish as well; will age for a good 5-10 years; nice roundness; some mushrooms and fungus; a nice bottle of Bordeaux for $25-$35 bones; I like it; I don't love it; a little hollow on the mid-palate; RP-85; WS-88; GV-89+

  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Bordeaux Tour Continues at Chateau La Tour Martillac, Episode #503, 7/17/2008 (link)

    (Chateau Latour Martilliac Rouge) COLOR-dark; NOSE-subtle Oak; interesting black olive; some cellar dust; great black fruit; dark cassis; TASTE-great firm tannins; very classic; extremely balanced; tremendous backbone & structure to last 25 years, but drinking very well right now; very bright black fruit; polished; I like the chalkiness on the back-end; a very strong effort; GV-no rating


  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2006 (link) 14 points

    (Chateau Latour-Martillac Pessac-Léognan) There are lots of ripe fruits on the rather forward, open nose of this wine, perfumed in character, with a layer of oak. But the palate disappoints; it has a hollow centre, and lacks texture. Thin and perhaps over-extracted as there is an incongruous wall of tannin to match. A great shame, as the nose held some promise.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château La Tour-Martillac
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Graves
  • Appellation Pessac-Léognan

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 171 (85%)
  • Consumed 29 (14%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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