James Suckling 95-96
Very polished and focused this year with blackberry and blueberry character, as well as blackcurrants. Medium body. Fine tannins. Lovely length.
The 2022 Latour-Martillac has a slightly ripe nose than its peers: candied red berry fruit, orange rind, light loamy aromas percolating through with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with quite thickly-textured tannins, weighty and powerful with cedar and mocha-infused black fruit on the assertive finish. It lacks a bit of finesse now, but I can see this surprising a few people with the wherewithal to cellar for a decade.
Jane Anson 93
On point with the vintage in its dark spiced character, muscular tannins, depths of blueberry, black cherry, bilberry, cocoa bean, liquorice root. Plenty of deft and sleek Pessac Leognan personality, lovely balance, well textured with grip, flashes of heat. Not as effortless a the 2019 or 2020 vintage at this estate, but this is hard to argue with. Harvest September 13 to 25 for the reds.
Robert Parker 91-93
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.
Jeb Dunnuck 93-95
The ruby/plum-hued 2022 Chateau 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.
The Wine Independent 93-95
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.