Château Malartic-Lagravière Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2009
"Progress has been ongoing at this vineyard, but proprietor Alexandre Bonnie has hit the proverbial home runs in 2009 with both his red and white wines. The best Malartic Lagraviere I have ever tasted, the 2009 is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. Cropped at a low 32 hectoliters per hectare, with a modest (by the standards of this vintage) 13.5% alcohol, the wine-s opaque purple color is accompanied by an unctuous texture, extraordinary elegance, lots of licorice, graphite, blueberry, black raspberry, and cherry characteristics, full body, terrific purity and length, and good acidity...93-95+" WA 04/10
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Editorial Reviews for Château Malartic-Lagravière Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan
Hugely herbaceous nose, Cabernet driven, black, gravel and even some tomato- a bit blocky in the mouth, structured and balanced with nice density and weight, but not much detail, tight, finish is short, should improve (85-86)
Cocoa, mocha and blueberry on the nose. Still young and tight, but with a lot of potential. Complex and with a nice finish - a wine to watch for sure
Very mineral, almost fungal nose - really intriguing. Sounds strange, but i loved it. Very aromatic throughout - peaches, light spice from the oak - nice mineral finish.
Much smokier and denser than the more recent years, this wine is all truffle, smoke and toast. Very mineral, still restrained in the mouth - will continue to age some more. Very mineral finish.
Two and a half glasses
External Reviews for Château Malartic-Lagravière Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan
Good tarry style, with plum skin and briar notes lending a grippy edge while the core of blackberry and crushed black cherry lies in reserve.-J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Malartic-Lagraviere 1500ml
55% cabernet sauvignon, 37% merlot, 5% cabernet franc, and 3% petit verdot. This wine comes from a 46-hectare section on a precipitous slope planted to a high 10,000 vines/ha, with an average vine age of 25 years. The soils are deep gravel atop clay ... Cory Gowan. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Malartic-Lagraviere 1500ml
The Malartic-Lagraviere has a very well defined, quite floral bouquet with crushed violets, small dark cherries and a touch of dark plum. Very good clarity and refinement. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannins, very good acidity lending te... Neal Martins Wine Journal. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Malartic-Lagraviere 1500ml
This is impressive, with a gorgeous palate of super velvety tannins and ultra-ripe fruit. Full and caressing yet muscular and powerful. Tasted three times. Best ever. James Suckling. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Malartic-Lagraviere 1500ml
Aromas of blueberries, spices and bark follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long silky textured finish. Very fine indeed. Best ever from here. Try it in 2017. James Suckling. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Malartic-Lagraviere 1500ml
Progress has been ongoing at this vineyard, but proprietor Alexandre Bonnie has hit the proverbial home runs in 2009 with both his red and white wines. The best Malartic Lagraviere I have ever tasted, the 2009 is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Malartic-Lagraviere 1500ml