Château Lamartine 2018 Malbec-Merlot – 90 points
With 30% wood aging, this wine has both richness and structure. It has a tight, black plum and tannin character, with layers of wood and spice coming through the dense fruitiness. The wine has a future. Drink from 2023.
Château Lamartine 2018 Cuvée Particulière Malbec-Tannat – 92 points
This is a ripe, polished wine. Wood aging brings a perfumed character to the bold black fruits from old vines. The wine has heft and richness while keeping a succulent character.
This estate is situated in the west of the Cahors appellation on the north bank of the Lot river.
Château Lamartine 2018 Prestige du Malbec (Cahors) – 88 points
Aged only in tank, this wine celebrates its rich fruitiness. The solid tannins of the Malbec come through strongly and ripely, bringing with them powerful dark fruits, acidity, spice and concentration. The wine needs time, so drink from 2023.
Date Published 04/01/2021 – ROGER VOSS