2010 Malartic-Lagraviere Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • JS 95
  • NM 95
  • JL 94
  • WA 94
  • WS 94

Reviews for 2010 Malartic-Lagraviere Bordeaux Blend

JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
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.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
The Malartic-Lagraviere has a very well defined quite floral bouquet with crushed violets small dark cherries and a touch of dark plum. Very good clarity and refinement. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannins... The Malartic-Lagraviere has a very well defined quite floral bouquet with crushed violets small dark cherries and a touch of dark plum. Very good clarity and refinement. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannins very good acidity lending tension and focus towards the finish. This is a fantastic Pessac that deserves a long-term berth in your cellar.
JL 94
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
Blasting off with licorice oak jammy blackberries and truffle this concentrated deep full bodied lush wine is filled with anise and blackberry.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: A beautiful wine from proprietor Alexandre Bonnie's 115-acre vineyard this blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon 45% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot hit 14% natural alcohol. The Cabernet Sauvignon... 2010: A beautiful wine from proprietor Alexandre Bonnie's 115-acre vineyard this blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon 45% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot hit 14% natural alcohol. The Cabernet Sauvignon harvest was late ending on October 18. The wine's dense purple color is followed by aromas of vanillin smoked herbs tobacco leaf black currants and blackberries. This rich elegant Pessac-Leognan is loaded with potential. It should drink well in 3-4 years and evolve for 20-25.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
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.
JJB 95
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, April 2011
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... 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.