2009 Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML

  • WA 95
  • WE 94
  • WS 91

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
A blend of 80% Sauvignon and 20% Semillon that hit 14% natural alcohol this is serious wine boasting notes of lemon and lime marmalade intermixed with honeysuckle a whiff of freshly cut grass and a waxy melony character... A blend of 80% Sauvignon and 20% Semillon that hit 14% natural alcohol this is serious wine boasting notes of lemon and lime marmalade intermixed with honeysuckle a whiff of freshly cut grass and a waxy melony character. Aromatically complex this relatively big Malartic Lagraviere should drink well for up to 20 or more years. A great wine!
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, September 2012
Big ripe and delicious this is packed with spice and sweet apricot fruits. It's full and opulent very much a wine of 2009 yet it retains its sense of balance and structure.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
Subtle toasted brioche and blanched almond notes hold a core of heather white peach and green plum at bay for now. This finish is long and suave with nice buried cut. Should blossom with brief cellaring. Drink now through... Subtle toasted brioche and blanched almond notes hold a core of heather white peach and green plum at bay for now. This finish is long and suave with nice buried cut. Should blossom with brief cellaring. Drink now through 2014. 1250 cases made. -JM
JJB 94
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, January 2012
80% sauvignon blanc 20% semillon. Aromas of salt air and minerals mix with notes of tart citrus as well as a hint of white pineapple. A bright high-acid release typical of the white wines from this property a worthy... 80% sauvignon blanc 20% semillon. Aromas of salt air and minerals mix with notes of tart citrus as well as a hint of white pineapple. A bright high-acid release typical of the white wines from this property a worthy accomplishment considering the heat experienced by the domaine that summer. One of the better whites from the vintage.
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2009

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.