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2010 Malartic-Lagraviere Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS95
  • CG95
  • WE94
  • RP94
  • JL94
  • WS93
  • NMWJ91
  • ST91

Reviews

JS95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2013
Impressive nose with leather, dark polished fruit and flowers. Wonderful mouthfeel with soft silky tannins and beautiful texture. Really well put together. Powerful and rich with loads of fruit and ripe tannins. Very... Impressive nose with leather, dark polished fruit and flowers. Wonderful mouthfeel with soft silky tannins and beautiful texture. Really well put together. Powerful and rich with loads of fruit and ripe tannins. Very ripe. Try in 2016.
CG95
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, April 2011
Potentially 45% cabernet sauvignon 45% merlot 5% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. From a 46-hectare "hillock" of gravelly soil with a clay and shell limestone with an average vine age of 25 years... Potentially 45% cabernet sauvignon 45% merlot 5% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. From a 46-hectare "hillock" of gravelly soil with a clay and shell limestone with an average vine age of 25 years. Malartic-Lagraviere has been completely renovated and now uses gravity flow for its winemaking. No use of chemical herbicides or insecticides and deleafing is done manually. Yields were 36 hls/ha. Seeing more new oak than many wines from the AOC (with 15-22 months of aging in 50-70% new barrels) it's one of only six estates in all of Bordeaux that is classified for both its whites and its reds. There is great terroir on the nose with lots of elegant soil expression fresh tobacco violet and restrained power. Smooth and approachable on the palate it is richly structured in fruit leading to a velvety mouth feel. Shows appreciable lift on the finish as the fruit comes back for an encore and the tannins expand. Big and powerful this is a top effort in 2010. Michel Rolland and Athanase Fakorellis jointly consult on this wine.
WE94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2013
Continuing its impressive series of wines, this red from Malartic-Lagravière has all the structure and density of the vintage, packed with plum and black currant fruits. The acidity is almost sweet in its richness... Continuing its impressive series of wines, this red from Malartic-Lagravière has all the structure and density of the vintage, packed with plum and black currant fruits. The acidity is almost sweet in its richness, blending easily into the dark texture. Age for many years.
RP94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
Lead pencil shavings, soy and barbecue smoke as well as red and black currants characterize this brilliant effort, which has an expansive, full-bodied mouthfeel yet a sublime elegance and lightness of being. Dense... Lead pencil shavings, soy and barbecue smoke as well as red and black currants characterize this brilliant effort, which has an expansive, full-bodied mouthfeel yet a sublime elegance and lightness of being. Dense ruby/purple, gorgeous purity and a long, long finish of close to 50 seconds characterize another brilliant effort from this classified growth in Pessac-Leognan. It should drink nicely for 25-30 years yet is surprisingly accessible even today. - Robert Parker
JL94
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
Blasting off with licorice oak jammy blackberries and truffle this concentrated deep full bodied lush wine is filled with anise and blackberry.
WS93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Shows a hefty dose of toast, but remains polished and well-embedded in a core of crushed plum, steeped blackberry and cherry compote flavors. The long finish picks up briary energy, with anise and violet notes checking... Shows a hefty dose of toast, but remains polished and well-embedded in a core of crushed plum, steeped blackberry and cherry compote flavors. The long finish picks up briary energy, with anise and violet notes checking in. Best from 2016 through 2028. –JM
NMWJ91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Malartic-Lagraviere 2010 has a very modern nose with plenty of cassis and boysenberry notes, rendering it almost Margaux-like in character (something I picked up... Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Malartic-Lagraviere 2010 has a very modern nose with plenty of cassis and boysenberry notes, rendering it almost Margaux-like in character (something I picked up just over a year ago.) The palate is medium-bodied with sweet ravishing ripe fruit. In the intervening period, this has become quite glossy and decadent, perhaps at the expense of some finesse that it showed after bottling. Hopefully it will regain that composure and sophistication.
ST91
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni Vinous, July 2013
Good bright, dark red. Scented nose offers currant, licorice, dried flowers, cardamom and smoky oak notes. Then sweet, lush and easygoing, with excellent flesh to the flavors of dark berries, graphite and spices. With its... Good bright, dark red. Scented nose offers currant, licorice, dried flowers, cardamom and smoky oak notes. Then sweet, lush and easygoing, with excellent flesh to the flavors of dark berries, graphite and spices. With its velvety, plump texture, this wine may not have ultimate grip but it has more than enough energy and should offer great early appeal. My sample finished with sweet tannins and very good length.