£42.50/ 0.75 L btl
The Réserve from the Famille of Château Martet has now come to be a wine that’s essential for getting to know Bordeaux wines and the Merlot grape. It began by being a benchmark for the Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux (Entre-Deux-Mers) appellation, but its sensual unctuosity and its delightful aromas and notes of blackberries and truffles soon seduced the palates of the general public, elevating it to a place amongst the most eminent. Undoubtedly, a top of the range wine with rounded, velvety tannins providing pleasure and delicacy in equal measures, not to mention its incredible price-quality ratio.
What does this wine taste like?
It’s a violet shade of red in colour. On the nose, mingling notes of black fruit (blackberries, blackcurrants and plums) and truffles give way to a palate which makes clear, after just one sip, that this is a top-end wine. It’s immediately rounded and meaty, and develops on the palate with finesse rather than powerfulness. It’s balanced and structured, both smooth and flavoursome, sensually unctuous and showing great suppleness. Its tannins are rounded and velvety, so pleasant and delicate, the true essence of Bordeaux.
Drinking and storing
A fine wine which will hopefully get better with time
No Big Wine. Too expensive.
2017 opened end 2021. Good nose in the beginning. Flaten down after first hour. Bought it because of the hype some made about it - like overtaking Petrus a. s. o. - surely ridiculous. Pro ratings saw it around 92-93. This is it. 90 from my side. But don't be mislead. It's got a special taste. Leather, oil, blueberry, rather less fruity. No long finish. Not intensive and not elegant. Never above 12€.
Ce vin a un peu de complexité (la patte Mitjaville) mais ne me séduit pas . Manque de longueur. Le rapport qualité prix est très défavorable.... lui préférer un domaine de cambes pour le prix et le breuvage ! (Certes 2017 c est jeune mais l’expression du potentiel n’y était pas)
Un must !
L'excellence toujours. 2017 dans la veine de 2016. Goût cigare et boisé. A vieillir qq années et bien plus encore. C'est une merveille qui n'a rien à envier aux grands noms du bordelais.
Bu jeune pourtant, ce vin donne un très grand plaisir digne des appellations plus célèbres. Mûres prédominantes et belle longueur cigare. Grande découverte.
|Ageing period||18 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|
|Soil||Calcareous-clay / Gravel in the depth / Iron|
|Surface area||17.00 hectares|
The thirteenth-century monastery at Château Martet was bought by the current owners of the winery in 1991. They immediately decided to focus their work on producing elegant top-quality wines in line with the noble origins of the winery. Only 25 km from Saint-Émilion, their vines thrive in lands which were already renowned for their vine-growing qualities back in Roman times. They own almost 25 hectares of vines on the plains and hillsides of Dordogne,...