1998 Chateau Latour-Martillac

September 16, 2014

Name:Pessac-Leognan Grand Cru Classe De Graves
Vintage:1998
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Red Bordeaux Blend
Producer:Chateau Latour-Martillac
Region:France / Bordeaux / Graves
Alcohol:n/a

First bottle tonight was badly corked. Luckily there was a second one on hand. It was just fine. Typical Graves’ graphite/pencil shavings character of Cabernet (Sauvignon, in this instance). Earthy, savory, cedar and tobacco. Touch of dust and heaps of character, in spite of its asceticism. Still quite young and lively without any evident tertiary notes and quite modest secondary ones.