2010 Malartic-Lagraviere Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • JS 95
  • JL 94
  • WA 94
  • WE 94
  • WS 93
  • NM 91

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JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2013
Impressive nose with leather, dark polished fruit and flowers. Wonderful mouthfeel with soft silky tannins and beautiful texture. Really well put together. Powerful and rich with loads of fruit and ripe tannins. Very... Impressive nose with leather, dark polished fruit and flowers. Wonderful mouthfeel with soft silky tannins and beautiful texture. Really well put together. Powerful and rich with loads of fruit and ripe tannins. Very ripe. Try in 2016.
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, February 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
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 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 richness... 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.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Shows a hefty dose of toast, but remains polished and well-embedded in a core of crushed plum, steeped blackberry and cherry compote flavors. The long finish picks up briary energy, with anise and violet notes checking... Shows a hefty dose of toast, but remains polished and well-embedded in a core of crushed plum, steeped blackberry and cherry compote flavors. The long finish picks up briary energy, with anise and violet notes checking in. Best from 2016 through 2028. –JM
NM 91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Malartic-Lagraviere 2010 has a very modern nose with plenty of cassis and boysenberry notes, rendering it almost Margaux-like in character (something I picked up... Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Malartic-Lagraviere 2010 has a very modern nose with plenty of cassis and boysenberry notes, rendering it almost Margaux-like in character (something I picked up just over a year ago.) The palate is medium-bodied with sweet ravishing ripe fruit. In the intervening period, this has become quite glossy and decadent, perhaps at the expense of some finesse that it showed after bottling. Hopefully it will regain that composure and sophistication.
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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2010

Label

The red wine of Malartic-Lagraviere is typically 50+% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38–45% Merlot with the remainder Cabernet Franc and/or Petit Verdot. Michel Rolland serves as consulting enologist.

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.