2013 Bordeaux: Walking the Tightrope (Apr 2014)

The 2013 Latour Martillac is tight, compact and unyielding, with plenty of energy, but less in the way of mid-palate generosity, at least today. Dark red and blue fruits struggle to emerge from a wall of firm, incisive tannins. If the 2013 gains depth in elevage it might turn out to be a more complete wine than this note suggests.