A very wet and cool weather near the end of May did not forecast an easy blooming. On the contrary it was quick and even. Despite a cool beginning of summer one could see the first signs of ripening on the Sauvignons as early as July 23rd. Then, exceptional temperatures in August and a nice sunny September month completed thorough maturity of all the varietals. Hence a remarkable aromatic potential in all the white varietals. The dry white wines on clay-limestone are powerful and sappy, with a good acidity and marked by a fine and fruity palate.
Period of harvest
From August 31st to September 20th, 2000
40% Sauvignon Blanc
The Wine Advocate by Robert Parker – 85 pts (2003/04)
” Typical of this vintage (which produced great reds but average quality whites), the dull, monolithic 2000 Latour-Martillac reveals nice fruit on the attack, but it falls off quickly in the mouth. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. ”
Between 12°C / 53°F and 14°C / 57°F.