Chateau Lespault-Martillac 2018 / 750 ml.

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JS9494 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, March 1, 2021
A creamy, nicely textured red with blueberry, chocolate, walnut and coffee character. It’s medium-to full-bodied, savory and lightly chewy. A tight, well structured red. Try after 2024.
SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Mar 31, 2021
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)
WE9393 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 4/1/2021
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.
RP9393 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 22nd Apr 2021
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!
JD9393 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 3/11/2021
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. (Jeb Dunnuck)
VN9292 pts. - Vinous - Mar 2021
The 2018 Lespault-Martillac is bright, punchy and full of character. I tasted the 2018 three times from barrel and never found it convincing. The bottled wine, on the other hand, is terrific. Inky red fruit, blood orange, spice, mint and rose petal all open with time. The 2018 is not super complex, but it is silky, well-balanced and very easy to enjoy. Best of all, readers can enjoy it with minimal cellaring.

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Primary Grape: Merlot | All Grapes: 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot

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JS94 94 pts. / JamesSuckling.com (Monday, March 1, 2021)

A creamy, nicely textured red with blueberry, chocolate, walnut and coffee character. It’s medium-to full-bodied, savory and lightly chewy. A tight, well structured red. Try after 2024.

SP93 93 pts. / Wine Spectator (Mar 31, 2021)

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)

WE93 93 pts. / Wine Enthusiast (4/1/2021)

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.

RP93 93 pts. / Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (22nd Apr 2021)

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!

JD93 93 pts. / Jeb Dunnuck (3/11/2021)

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. (Jeb Dunnuck)

VN92 92 pts. / Vinous (Mar 2021)

The 2018 Lespault-Martillac is bright, punchy and full of character. I tasted the 2018 three times from barrel and never found it convincing. The bottled wine, on the other hand, is terrific. Inky red fruit, blood orange, spice, mint and rose petal all open with time. The 2018 is not super complex, but it is silky, well-balanced and very easy to enjoy. Best of all, readers can enjoy it with minimal cellaring.

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Region / Bordeaux

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Bordeaux is known the world over for its exceptional wines, particularly red blends made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, among others. These Cabernets aren't typically the full-bodied Cabs you get from California, but rather medium-bodied wines that emanate elegance and sophistication.

You'll also find some refreshing Bordeaux whites and, of course, Bordeaux's famous dessert wine, Sauternes.

Country / France

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The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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SKU 95478
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Château Lespault-Martillac
Country France
Region Bordeaux
District Southern Bordeaux
Product Location - Location-Appellation Pessac-Leognan
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 14.5%
Wine/Spirit Brand Château Lespault-Martillac
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2018
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
Primary Grape Merlot
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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