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Malartic Lagraviere Blanc 2016

Winemaker's Notes:

93-94 Points, James Suckling: "A dense and layered white with lots of cooked-pear and apple character. Full and intense. Lots going on here. Wait and see." 4/17 90-93 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "Malartic Lagravière's 2016 Blanc is one of the most distinctive whites of the vintage. Creamy, vivid and layered, it exudes personality from start to finish. Slate, crushed rocks, white orchard fruit, smoke and citrus notes are all beautifully delineated in this classy, expressive wine. Michel Rolland is the consultant. Tasted three times." 4/17 89-91 Points, Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Malartic-Lagraviere 2016 Blanc has a well-defined bouquet with citrus fruit, a touch of smoke, honeysuckle and melted wax aromas. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, saline in the mouth with good weight and yet it does not deliver the tension and mineralité of either the 2014 or 2015. It is a satisfying white Pessac-Léognan whose potential was rubbed out by the incessant warmth of the growing season." 4/17 #230

Château Malartic-Lagraviere:
Château Malartic-Lagravière, originally Domaine de Lagravière, is a Bordeaux wine from the Pessac-Léognan appellation, ranked among the Premiers Crus for red and white wine in the Classification of Graves wine of 1953 and 1959. The winery and vineyards are located south of the city of Bordeaux, in the commune of Léognan. From a property of 47 hectares (120 acres), the vineyard area consists of... Read more
Château Malartic-Lagravière, originally Domaine de Lagravière, is a Bordeaux wine from the Pessac-Léognan appellation, ranked among the Premiers Crus for red and white wine in the Classification of Graves wine of 1953 and 1959. The winery and vineyards are located south of the city of Bordeaux, in the commune of Léognan. From a property of 47 hectares (120 acres), the vineyard area consists of 41 hectares (100 acres) of the red grape varieties 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, with 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, and 6 hectares (15 acres) of the white grape varieties 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sémillon.[3] The Grand vin, Château Malartic-Lagravière, is annually produced in 16,000 cases of the red wine and 2,500 cases of the dry white. There are also red and white second wines, Sillage de Malartic, and a rosé, Le Rosé de Malartic. Read less

Member Reviews for Malartic Lagraviere Blanc

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Snooth User: zufrieden
2593864,976
4.50 5
Vintage: 2013 03/31/2017

The 2013 Malartic blanc opens furtively with a scent of musk, lemon grass and crushed gooseberry. From here, it just gets better:on the palate are notions of white pepper, more green fruit (gooseberry again) and a hint of almond bitters on the finish. Deep, dense and viscous without a heavy hand, this wine is superb. 93.


4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 01/12/2015

Four glasses


Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,872
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/27/2009

Citrus nose. Refreshing citrus flavors across the palate. Well balanced with some minerality. Yum! A delicious finish on quince, grapefruit and exotic fruit. Very delicious.


Snooth User: Martingauthier
68883163
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/21/2010

Great white wine. One of the best I drank so far this year. Lemon on the first nose, butter and lemon on the second. Very crisp acidity for this medium to full bodied wine. Taste of lemon,pears! and nuts. Long finish. Very good for the price. 17.5/20 $$1/2


Snooth User: Anupong
11624114
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 04/19/2014

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593864,976
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 08/04/2016

Well, Chateau Malartic has done Robert Parker proud: the smoky, luscious boudoir-like scent clinging to a bed of plum and cherry (you pick - cherry flan is my choice) is followed by a silky entry of cherry and wild red fruit such as lingonberry. Some tannin for further cellaring, but perfect now. A truly wonderful wine at 11 years. 93 points.


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593864,976
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 09/24/2009

Lovely brick red color. Blackberry, blackcurrant and coffee on the nose and sustained on mid-palate upon initial tasting. The forward, heavy tannins should diminish with further bottle aging. There is good depth overall but more balance would help. Reasonable value though less impressive than the 2005.


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External Reviews for Malartic Lagraviere Blanc

External Review
Vintage: 2013 06/20/2014

The Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc is a blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Semillon cropped at 25hl/ha from 26 September until 4 October. It has a taut linear citric bouquet with fresh green apples and lemon peel that springs from the glass something of a marine influence in the background. The palate is crisp and fresh tight in the mouth with dewy green apple and sliced lime although it needs more persistency on the finish. This is a commendable white Pessac-Leognan even if I think the estat


External Review
Vintage: 2013 06/20/2014

A fresh multi-dimensional young white with sliced-lime mineral basil and lemon character. Full-bodied but bright and agile. Wonderful intensity. One of the best whites ever from here. James Suckling.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 05/17/2012

80% sauvignon and 20% semillon. Planted on deep gravel atop a complex mixed clay and limestone subsoil. Barrel fermented in 50% new, and 50% one-year-old oak. Packed with aromas of honey, beeswax, lemon oil, white peach and orange rind. Beautifully c... Geoffrey Binder. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc 1500ml


External Review
Vintage: 2010 06/08/2011

The Domaine de Lagravière, famed since time immemorial for its excellent terroir and this famous "hillock" of gravel. In honour of the Count Hippolyte of Malartic, admiral who served the Kings of France and owner of the Domaine in the 18th Century, the Château was renamed Malartic-Lagraviere.Bought by Michèle and Alfred-Alexandre Bonnie at the end of 1996, the estate has been completely renovated. All the conditions have been united to make Malartic-Lagravière's wines worthy of their place amongst the greatest Bordeaux: a terroir and vineyard of high standards, innovative and high performance equipment devoted entirely to traditional winemaking methods, and a committed and passionate team. One of the only six classified growths both for its red and white, Château Malartic-Lagravière's wines are well known all over the world for their complexity, power, elegance and balance.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 03/08/2013

The Malartic-Lagraviere has a well defined, minerally nose with fine definition and poise. The palate has fresh green lime on the entry, crisp and tense with great precision on the green apple, lime and lemon zest exit. One of the best white wines th... Neal Martins Wine Journal. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc 1500ml


External Review
Vintage: 2010 03/03/2013

What a wine, with wonderful intensity of lemon, limes, dried papaya. Full and layered for a white. It goes on for minutes. This estate is rocking now. Tasted twice. James Suckling. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc 1500ml


External Review
Vintage: 2010 12/05/2011

85% sauvignon blanc, 15% semillon. 50% new oak and 50% one wine-old barrels. Seven hectare estate planted to gravel with clay, shell limestone subsoil. Average age of the vines is 25 years. 14% alcohol. Both the nose and palate are loaded with great ... Geoffrey Binder. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc 1500ml


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93-94 Points, James Suckling: "A dense and layered white with lots of cooked-pear and apple character. Full and intense. Lots going on here. Wait and see." 4/17 90-93 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "Malartic Lagravière's 2016 Blanc is one of the most distinctive whites of the vintage. Creamy, vivid and layered, it exudes personality from start to finish. Slate, crushed rocks, white orchard fruit, smoke and citrus notes are all beautifully delineated in this classy, expressive wine. Michel Rolland is the consultant. Tasted three times." 4/17 89-91 Points, Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Malartic-Lagraviere 2016 Blanc has a well-defined bouquet with citrus fruit, a touch of smoke, honeysuckle and melted wax aromas. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, saline in the mouth with good weight and yet it does not deliver the tension and mineralité of either the 2014 or 2015. It is a satisfying white Pessac-Léognan whose potential was rubbed out by the incessant warmth of the growing season." 4/17 #230

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