The 2007 vintage proved difficult to produce. After a wet and mild winter, the April sunshine got the vegetative cycle going quickly and the warm weather made us think a precocious harvest was on the cards.
However throughout May and July the temperature dropped, and slowed everything down: the 15 day advantage gained in the spring was progressively eaten away by the cool summer, and had disappeared by the end of August. The vintage was ultimately saved by miraculous autumn sunshine.
Period of harvest
From September 20th to October 12th, 2007
65% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Petit Verdot
The Wine Advocate by Neil Martin – 89 pts (2011/01)
« Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. The La Tour-Martillac 2007 is very closed on the nose with blackberry, black olive compote and mint, nicely defined but a little tight. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshy entry, a nice citrus touch underneath that sappy red fruits, though a little short on the finish but it improves coming back after five minutes. Tasted January 2011. »
Wine Enthusiast – 89 pts (2010/04)
« A light, soft wine, with attractive, ripe fruit. It is not likely to age long, but over the next 2–3 years will develop into a freshly fruity, black plum-dominated wine, which will give great drinking. »
Between 16°C / 61°F and 18°C / 64°F