(Vineyard) 60% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec
Château Lespault-Martillac, since 2009 run by Olivier Bernard, also the proprietor of Domaine de Chevalier, has been making wine since Roman times; it is one of the oldest estates in Martillac, part of the Pessac Leognan wine appellation in Bordeaux. Its location overlooks the commune, rising up high on gravel and clay made soil. Organic methods are used to prepare the soil and fight off any pests in the vineyard. Although small in size and only producing a low yield, the grapes from the vineyard are of very high quality due to the care and attention they receive. The red grape varieties in the vineyard comprise 60% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec. The white grape varieties consist of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sémillon.
What The Critics Say
91/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni
"The 2014 Lespault-Martillac is a bit burly and rough around the edges, but it offers good depth and consistency throughout. Sweet tobacco, leather, spice, game and dried herbs are all nicely delineated. The 2014 is a bit rustic, but pleasing." Drink 2019 - 2034
Parker's Wine Advocate, Neal Martin
"The 2014 Lespault-Martillac offers attractive blackberry and bilberry scents on the nose, just a hint of green olive and undergrowth in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannin. This is a linear, strict Pessac-Léognan that keeps it simple, although there is a pleasant gamey note right on the finish." Drink 2018 - 2026
90-91 James Suckling
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