2000 Malartic-Lagraviere Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2000 Malartic-Lagraviere Bordeaux Blend
  • JS 93
  • JL 91
  • WE 91
  • WA 90

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Reg: $129.94

$109.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 12 btls
ETA: Jul. 2022

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JS 93
jamessuckling.com, January 2017
A firm and silky red with plum, chocolate and sweet tobacco character. Full body, velvety tannins and a flavorful and rich finish. Decadent and gorgeous.
JL 91
TheWineCellarInsider.com, October 2016
Nice wine here, with load of fresh, ripe, sweet, spicy, earthy, dark red fruits, with a side of smoke, tobacco, cigar wrapper, wet earth, thyme and cedar. Elegant, refined and soft, enjoy this now, or give it a few more...   Nice wine here, with load of fresh, ripe, sweet, spicy, earthy, dark red fruits, with a side of smoke, tobacco, cigar wrapper, wet earth, thyme and cedar. Elegant, refined and soft, enjoy this now, or give it a few more years. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2000&wine=Chateau%20Malartic-Lagraviere  
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast, June 2003
There is a sense of pent-up energy with this wine. It has powerful fruit along with flavors of chocolate, but it is all masked and repressed by tight firm tannins. A wine that will develop slowly. ROGER VOSS
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2003
A model of elegance, symmetry, and balanced power, the dense ruby/purple-colored 2000 displays sweet aromas of plums, currants, tobacco, and smoke. The wine possesses abundant power, concentration, extract, glycerin, and...   A model of elegance, symmetry, and balanced power, the dense ruby/purple-colored 2000 displays sweet aromas of plums, currants, tobacco, and smoke. The wine possesses abundant power, concentration, extract, glycerin, and length. This elegant, expansive, juicy, layered, medium-bodied effort should prove reasonably long-lived. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2020.- RP  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2000
Size 750ML

Label

The red wine of Malartic-Lagraviere is typically 50+% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38–45% Merlot with the remainder Cabernet Franc and/or Petit Verdot. Michel Rolland serves as consulting enologist.

Winery

Malartic-Lagraviere

Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere of Pessac-Leognan is one of only six Bordeaux chateaux that have both red and white classified wines.

Originally Domaine de Lagraviere, the estate was purchased at the end of the 18th century by the family of Count Hippolyte de Maures de Malartic, an admiral who served in the French Navy. The estate was then bought in 1850 by Madame Arnaud Ricard, who added the name Malartic to that of Lagraviere as a tribute to the former owners.

Located on the oldest wine-producing terroir in Bordeaux, Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere’s vineyard is on a high terrace of 8-meter-deep gravelly soil over limestone and clay. It covers 53 hectares planted with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

in 1998, the winery became one of the first to adopt a fully gravity-driven grape transport system. After manual harvests and double sorting on vibrating tables, grapes are transported to the vats and then to the barrels only by gravity. The vat room is also highly innovative. Its octagonal layout houses 20 stainless steel vats and 10 wooden ones, all conical and temperature-controlled. Being small, each one can accommodate the fruit from specific plots for individual vinification.

After blending, the wine is left to age in a 1200-barrel capacity air-conditioned cellar with controlled humidity levels. 25 to 35% of the barrels are replaced every year with new ones from the best coopers.