A cold winter finishing with an even colder month of March, explains a late bud break.This late start was quickly offset by very mild temperatures from the 10th of April. The early and clustered flowering began at the end of May, the weather conditions in June allowed an even and rapid flowering. The months of June and July were particularly hot and dry. A water shortage led to the creation of small berries and a stop to early growth of the vine. The rainy period at the beginning of August was beneficial in producing a speedy ripening. The harvesting started early and spread out.
Period of harvest
Sauvignon Blanc: From August 31st to September 14th, 2015
Sémillon: From September 3rd to 11th, 2015
60% Sauvignon Blanc
The Wine Advocate by Neil Martin – 93-95 pts (2016/04)
“The 2015 La Tour Martillac has a gorgeous, complex nose, subtle pear and green apple scents, a whiff of the old sea spray coming in from the Atlantic. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, very complex in the mouth with lip-smacking salinity towards the finish. What a fabulous white Bordeaux from the estate, certainly one of the best that I have ever encountered. Drink 2020 – 2045.”
James Suckling – 94-95 pts (2016/03)
“A brilliant and intense white with oyster shell, lemon, pear and sea salt character. Full body, flavorful finish.”
Above 10°C / 50°F for young wines. Between 12°C / 53°F and 14°C / 57°F, after 4-5 years of aging.