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Ch. Lespault-Martillac 2010 Pessac-Leognan

Ch. Lespault-Martillac 2010 Pessac-Leognan

£30.99
Facts and figures
Bottle size: Bottle (75cl)
Case size: 12
Vintage: 2010
Maturity: Drinking now but will age well
Origin: Bordeaux > Graves
Grape variety: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Medium-full bodied
Alcohol: 13.5%
Tasting Notes
One of the oldest vineyards in Martillac with classic gravelly soils and a patch of extremely old Merlot vines. Owned by Jean-Claude Bolleau though since 2009 the winemaking and viticulture is entrusted to Olivier Bernard of Domaine de Chevalier. Top quality winemaking and attention to detail produces enticing fruit and soft tannins make this a real pleasure. A quote from Neil Martin writing for Robert Parker .com, scoring it 90/100. "This has a little gem of a nose: bright and lively with dark cherries and dark plums, hints of lavender and pot pourri emerging with time. There is still a little vanillary oak to be resolved but it is nicely defined. The palate is medium-bodied and not quite as engaging as the aromatics, but that would be mean. It is nicely balanced, supple and silky smooth with a joyful finish that curiously reminds me of a Saint Emilion rather than Graves! Still, this is a highly enjoyable wine from Olivier Bernard".

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