2010 Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML

  • NM 94
  • WE 94
  • JS 94
  • WA 93
  • WS 90
  • JR 90

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Reg: $84.94

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NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
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... 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 that I have tasted out of barrel at this estate.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2013
A fruity, ripe wine with lemon and pineapple flavors alongside a fine tang of citrus. It’s beautifully marked with wood aging to give a rounded, rich mouthfeel. It also has the texture to mellow into a more nuanced wine... A fruity, ripe wine with lemon and pineapple flavors alongside a fine tang of citrus. It’s beautifully marked with wood aging to give a rounded, rich mouthfeel. It also has the texture to mellow into a more nuanced wine in 4–5 years.
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2013
A white with lovely minerality and sliced lemon character. It's full and fresh with bright acidity and a long exciting finish. The wines keep getting better and better here. Drink or hold.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
This full-bodied blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon hit 14.5% natural alcohol. It is deep and rich, with loads of caramelized grapefruit, tropical fruit, subtle oak, wet stones and plenty of melons. Drink... This full-bodied blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon hit 14.5% natural alcohol. It is deep and rich, with loads of caramelized grapefruit, tropical fruit, subtle oak, wet stones and plenty of melons. Drink now-2035. - Robert Parker
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Ripe and lush, with lots of creamed yellow apple, melon and white peach flavors carried by an alluring, lightly toasted brioche note. This has the vintage's punch in the end, kept honest by a lively citrus accent. Drink... Ripe and lush, with lots of creamed yellow apple, melon and white peach flavors carried by an alluring, lightly toasted brioche note. This has the vintage's punch in the end, kept honest by a lively citrus accent. Drink now through 2014. – JM
JR 90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2014
Pale gold. Very fresh Sauvignon nose. Then sweetly rich palate. Quite a powerful cocktail! Lots of alcohol. Very rich. 17/20
JJB 97
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, April 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... 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 weight checked by brilliant acids to carry the citrus and leesy nutty character through to a long brilliant focus. Under all of the weight and depth this shows great minerality and wet stone and somehow long citrusy and bright while fat and rich at the same time. It is vibrant juicy and balanced. Beautiful stuff one of the top whites of the vintage! Enjoy over the next 15 -20 years. Michel Rolland and white wine specialist Athanase Fakorellis collaborate as consultants on this wine.
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2010

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.