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  • Beef
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  • Pasta with Tomato Sauce
  • Pizza
  • Pork
  • Poultry
  • Veal

2010 Malartic-Lagraviere Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • CG95
  • JS95
  • WE94
  • JL94
  • WA94
  • WS94
  • JR

Reviews

CG95
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, January 2013
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.
JS95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
This is impressive with a gorgeous palate of super velvety tannins and ultra-ripe fruit. Full and caressing yet muscular and powerful. Tasted three times. Best ever.
WE94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 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... 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.
JL94
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, January 2013
Blasting off with licorice oak jammy blackberries and truffle this concentrated deep full bodied lush wine is filled with anise and blackberry.
WA94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 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
WS94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
A broad swath of damson plum blackberry and anise rolls along followed by spice black tea and black licorice notes on the dense finish. Serious grip is buried here as well. -J.M.
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
Blackish crimson. Obviously lots of alcohol. Raw meat and putty on the nose - attention grabbing! Quite fresh on the palate and well sculpted. Fine tannins. Pretty subtle dry wine. Racy and not fat. A well-mannered guest... Blackish crimson. Obviously lots of alcohol. Raw meat and putty on the nose - attention grabbing! Quite fresh on the palate and well sculpted. Fine tannins. Pretty subtle dry wine. Racy and not fat. A well-mannered guest at the dinner table methinks. Acidity dominates tannins. 17 out of 20