2009 Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc

Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
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JD 96 WA 95 JL 94 WE 94 DC 91 WS 91
JD 96

jebdunnuck.com, November 2020

Another white that's aged nicely, the 2009 Château Malartic-Lagravière Blanc sports a medium gold hue as well as a spicy, complex nose of caramelized peach, orange blossom, honeyed toast, and a kiss of nuttiness...
WA 95

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...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2019

Juicy lemons, tangerine rind, vanilla, banana and grapefruit create a complex perfume. On the palate, the wine is even better with its volume, freshness and juicy, sweet, ripe fruits. The wine balances between perfectly...
WE 94

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.
DC 91

Decanter, December 2018

A little more straw in character, those solar flavours from the warm vintage are certainly evident. This is still a lovely wine with spice and saffron, but the markers of age are evident.
WS 91

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...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2009
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

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.