Chateau Lespault Martillac Pessac Leognan 2018 - Vine Republic
Chateau Lespault Martillac Pessac Leognan 2018
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Chateau Lespault Martillac Pessac Leognan 2018

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750ml
$31.98

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The red wine is a brilliant, deep, highly attractive colour. Its intense, complex bouquet is full of charm, redolent of red- and black-berry fruit picked at peak ripeness. Hints of hand-made plum jam, blackberries, and blueberries are enhanced by the fresh, mineral overtones that come from this deep-gravel terroir. Its elegant structure and finesse give it a well-integrated, very soft, silky mouthfeel. The good acidity of the fruit, combined with fresh minty overtones from the terroir contribute to the overall balance and exquisite character of this fine red wine. While it will age well, its intrinsic qualities make this wine very enjoyable when young.
Wine Advocate
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A blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot, the 2018 Lespault-Martillac has a deep garnet-purple color, rolling out of the glass with compelling notes of crushed blackberries, fresh blueberries and mulberries, plus wafts of underbrush, wilted roses and red earth. The medium to full-bodied palate has impressive energy, featuring firm, grainy tannins and bold freshness to support the muscular black fruits, finishing long and mineral laced. Nicely done!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, April 22, 2021
Wine Enthusiast
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This wine, produced by the winemaking team of Domaine de Chevalier, is dense with solid tannins and black fruits. Everything is bursting with energy, still very young. But the wine has potential, the succulent black-currant flavors showing the way forward. Drink from 2025.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2021
Wine Spectator
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This is packed with red currant, blackberry and red cherry and black cherry paste notes, supported by mouthwatering bramble and sweet bay accents and carried through the finish by a broad swath of tar. Built for the cellar. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2024 through 2036. 2,500 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2018 Château Lespault-Martillac is a winner. Lots of ripe red and black currants, toasted spices, mulberries, flowery incense, and tobacco notes emerge from the glass, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a ripe, plush, sumptuous texture, terrific tannins, and outstanding length. It's going to deliver loads of pleasure over the coming 15 years or more.

March 11, 2021