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2014 Chateau Lespault Martillac Pessac-Leognan

2014 Chateau Lespault Martillac Pessac-Leognan

91 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2014 Chateau Lespault Martillac Pessac-Leognan
91 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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A real value-spot in Pessac-Leognan, the Lespault-Martillac offers distinctive qualities for the price. On deep gravels and the highest clay-rich hills overlooking Martillac, this estate lies in a Cabernet-led region but is actually dominated by old Merlot vines. This allows serious focus and finesse while adding a generosity unusual among the sturdy and linear styles of its prestigious neighbours. One of these neighbours is the legendary Domaine de Chevalier, whose owner Olivier Bernard has leased and managed Lespault-Martillac since 2009. With both uniqueness and pedigree, this is a superior wine to drink soon as well as a decent prospect for mid-term aging.

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Overview

Grape

(Vineyard) 60% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec

Its Origins

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

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Merlot Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Bordeaux

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2034

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with VENISON

Taste

4

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