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Chateau Lespault Martillac Pessac Leognan 2016
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Chateau Lespault Martillac Pessac Leognan 2016

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750ml
$54.99

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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.
Jeb Dunnuck
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The red 2016 Château Lespault-Martillac is also outstanding. Based on 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, from vines next to Domaine de Chevalier, this beauty boasts a medium-bodied, supple, elegant style as well as lots of Merlot character in its black cherries, violets, spice, and earthy, herbal, underbrush notes. It's very much in the classic, balanced, elegant style of the vintage, and while it has plenty of upfront charm, it will benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for 15 years or more.

February 28, 2019
Vinous
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The 2016 Lespault-Martillac is pretty, understated and quite gracious, with striking aromatics that perk up the lively red cherry fruit. Energetic, bright and persistent, the 2016 has quite a bit to offer. This is an especially sculpted style. Mint, licorice and floral notes add to the subtle shades of nuance.

Antonio Galloni, January 2019
Wine Spectator
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A polished, friendly style, with a slightly languid feel to the plum and currant preserve flavors. Light mesquite and tobacco hints check in on the finish. Best from 2021 through 2027.

James Molesworth, 2019
Wine Advocate
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Medium garnet-purple in color with black cherries, blackberry preserves, spice box and balsamic notes wafting from the glass with a faint hint of dusty earth, the 2016 Lespault-Martillac is medium-bodied, firm and chewy in the mouth, offering a good core of black fruit with an earthy finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, November 30, 2018