Chateau Malartic Lagraviere Blanc, Pessac Leognan 2015
A Sauvignon blanc dominated blend which delivers vibrant and smooth fruit, with a silky lingering palate promising great age-worthiness
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Top Rated, Bin Ends
Bordeaux Blend, Other Varietals, Sauvignon Blanc
Bordeaux, Bordeaux – Left Bank
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Château Malartic-Lagravière, a Cru Classé de Graves,was previously owned by the Champagne house, Laurent- Perrier – in 1997 it was bought by a Belgian couple, Michele and Alfred-Alexandre Bonnie, whose son and daughter-in-law, Jean-Jacques and Severine, have now assumed control.
There are 47 hectares of under vine, but only 7 of which are dedicated to white grapes, situated on a fine gravel ridge and now almost encroached on by the suburban outgrowth of Léognan. The estate produces high quality reds as well as tiny amounts of Sauvignon Blanc-dominated white wine.
Blend – Sauvignon 85 %, Sémillon15 %
Soils – Well-drained gravels and clay gravels
Average age – of the vineyard 31 years old
Winemaking – 2 Successive sorting -Sustainable farming -and High Value Environmental certification. Vinification Slow pressing, cold stabilization and fermentation in barrels
Ageing On lees with bâtonnage in traditional French oak barrels New oak 65%
Oenologist Consultant Michel Rolland
A fresh white with sliced green apple, lemon rind and cream. Full body, bright acidity and a long and flavorful finish. Layered and very dense. Wonderful backbone.
James Suckling – 95 Points
Robert Parker – 94-96 points
The 2015 Malartic Lagraviere Blanc is a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon that was picked from 8-15 September and matured in 65% new oak. It has a crisp, vibrant, quite minerally bouquet, cold limestone and subtle patisserie/almost whipped cream-like scents. The palate is very well defined with a crisp line of acidity, citrus lemon and lime fanning out with confidence on the finish that completes one of the best Malartic-Lagravière whites that I have encountered at this stage. 28th Apr 2016
Wine Enthusiast – 95 points
Smoothly textured, this fruity wine offers balanced acidity and a ripe apricot flavor. The zesty, mineral texture will allow it to develop well, promising more great fruit and texture in the future. Wait until 2024. 4/1/2018