Red

2005 Château La Tour-Martillac

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
Drink between 2014 - 2023 (Edit)
CT89.1 88 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 69

  • vinero Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 21, 2021 - We drank this one over 2 days. Best on day 2, so in need of a decant, and wonderfull with food (omelet in our case). Standalone less good, still a bit tight and tannic.

  • bjurry Likes this wine: 81 points

    July 17, 2021 - Dark fruits, sun burned, prunes, tannins melted. Not very complex. Drink now.

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  • Eudemis Likes this wine:

    February 7, 2021 - 13% alcohol. CS 65%, M 32% PV 3%. Pretty good longish cork with no wine penetration. Decanted an hour ahead. The colour is deep with very little sign of ageing.
    The nose shows dark fruit, a fair dose of harmonious oak and definite (if fleeting) smoky aromas; vg complexity here. The mouth is vigorous, due in no small part to healthy balancing acidity; good grip too, although the tannins are resolved. There is a good mixture of fruit and tertiary flavours, including tobacco and that smokiness again; if I have a criticism it is that the alcohol protrudes slightly at times (that's Merlot for you...).
    Still a very satisfying Pessac, with a good deal of class, and perfect with lamb (no surprise there).
    This wine used to be pretty cheap, being regarded by most (myself included) as the underdog to Malartic-Lagravière, but prices have begun to increase significantly, probably justifiably.
    Plenty of life ahead.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Eudemis Likes this wine:

    October 11, 2020 - 13% alcohol. CS 65%, M 32%, PV 3%. Very good cork, just above average in length. Decanted an hour ahead. Deep colour without noticeable fading at the edge of the rim.
    The nose is rich with ripe (not over-ripe) dark berries. The mouth is deeply satisfying with excellent depth and plenty of zip; certainly there is oak here, and it lends a measure of opulence to the experience, but is well judged and does not intrude directly. Whatever tannins are left are of the soft variety, and they lend grip to the wine.
    As good a Bordeaux as one can drink without spending silly money; just glorious and way above its status.

  • David Meddings wrote: 89 points

    September 18, 2020 - Dark garnet. Plum bouquet with spice. Medium bodied, good complexity, fully resolved tannins and medium final.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2008, Issue #13, The 2005 Bordeaux Vintage: A Snapshot of a Few Communes

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2008 (link) 81 points

    (Château La Tour-Martillac) Dark red violet color; oaky tobacco nose; pinched, tart red fruit with short cliff finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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
  • UPC Codes 3258691274188, 3258691274201, 3412950588922, 3453521141702, 3453521148152, 3468178671052, 3508691111403, 3508691115401, 3612170010665, 3700188021466

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  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 805 (70%)
  • Consumed 345 (30%)

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Beef chilli went well with this, Roast Red Meat, Roasted Cornish game hen, Til entrecote fra Trondheim slaktehus med peppersaus

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